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1st Aug, 2016 | 8:54pm

Tottenham defender deal on the cards, manager confirms talks in the last week

By Harvey Byrne

Newly-appointed Sunderland manager David Moyes has revealed that he has held talks about bringing former loanee DeAndre Yedlin back to the club.

Moyes has stated that there is still interest from his new club in the 23-year-old Tottenham full-back even though Sam Allardyce is no longer at the helm.

However, the experienced Scottish manager did also reveal that he was still keeping an open mind regarding signings.

“Both M’Vila and Yedlin made decent impacts,” said Moyes to the Sunderland Echo. “They are players who we have talked a lot about in the last week, and we have spoken to people about them.

“So I would say that they are players who are out there, but they are among a number of players who we are looking at.

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“I want to see if there are better players than that available, or if there is better value.”

USA international Yedlin played a key role for the Black Cats as they maintained their position in the Premier League.

The right-back made 25 appearances for Sunderland last season across all competitions and made a strong impression with his defending and pace when attacking during his time at the club.

The full-back joined Tottenham from Seattle Sounders in 2014 on a four-year contract but has only made one substitute appearance for the London club.

With Kyle Walker and Kieran Trippier ahead of Yedlin in the right-back position it looks increasingly likely that his future lies elsewhere.

In other Tottenham transfer news, Grant Ward has sent a message of appreciation to Spurs on Twitter after ending his 11-year association with the club.