Sunderland rubbish Liverpool interest in Cattermole

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SUNDERLAND today rubbished claims that Liverpool have made a big money bid to prise skipper Lee Cattermole away from the Stadium of Light.

Reports this morning suggested Liverpool had tabled a formal offer for the Sunderland midfielder, rumoured to be in the region of £10million.

But Sunderland have categorically denied they have received a bid and wouldn’t contemplate selling one of their prize assets anyway.

Neither has there been an offer from Merseyside for Cattermole’s fellow midfielder Jordan Henderson despite several reports in the national media suggesting the 20-year-old is on the verge of a move to Anfield.

Liverpool were linked with Cattermole last summer – a story which Bruce rubbished at the time – and the rumours have resurfaced again over the last fortnight.

That has been despite Cattermole missing three months of the season with a stress fracture of the back and then being sidelined for the final three games of the campaign when the problem resurfaced.

Full story in Friday’s Mail