By Will Butcher
Sam Allardyce has made a move to re-sign Tottenham full-back DeAndre Yedlin, according to a report.
The 22-year-old spent the 2015-16 season on loan at Sunderland and impressed in his 23 appearances for the Black Cats.
The Daily Mail claim that manager Allardyce wants to re-sign Yedlin permanently, but is unable to match Spurs’ asking price for the USA international.
It is said that Sunderland have now opened talks with the London club about another loan deal for the right-back.
The former Seattle Sounders defender played a key role in Sunderland’s defence as they survived the drop, producing some fantastic rearguard displays such as in their 3-2 win over Chelsea.
It seems Allardyce, who in the past week has been linked with the vacant England job, wants to keep his Sunderland defence the same as they look to avoid facing another relegation dog-fight next season.
Yedlin signed for Spurs back in 2014, but remained with his old side Seattle for one more year before moving to north London.
The 39-time capped international made just one appearance for Spurs before being loaned to Sunderland.
It was believed that he might have done enough to convince Mauricio Pochettino to stay at White Hart Lane, but it seems that he has been told to find first-team football elsewhere with both Kyle Walker and Kieran Trippier ahead of him in the pecking order.