Keane hopes to make signings
Sunderland boss Roy Keane is staying tight-lipped on reports he wants to sign Anton Ferdinand.
Last Updated: 20/08/08 12:20pm
Sunderland boss Roy Keane hopes to bring in new signings in the next 48 hours, but is staying tight-lipped on reports he wants Anton Ferdinand.
West Ham United defender Ferdinand has been strongly linked with a move to the Stadium of Light and skysports.com understands he is considering an offer from the Black Cats.
When asked about any interest in Ferdinand, Keane opted to keep his own counsel regarding the identity of any new arrivals on Wearside.
"There's been lots of speculation every day and we've been linked with hundreds of players and I don't think we'll be signing all of them," said Keane on Sky Sports News.
"I've no comment to make on speculation. If we sign any decent players we'll release a statement, but there's no point me talking about players who might or might not be coming to the football club."
Out of Keane's hands
Keane confirmed he is hoping to improve certain areas of his squad and feels the club have been making positive progress in the transfer market.
He added: "We've got an agreement with three clubs for three players, and possibly maybe four today, so I hope something will happen in the next 24-48 hours.
"Agreeing with the club is sometimes the easy part, it's trying to get over the finishing line with the players regarding personal terms.
"We've made good progress over the last day or two and I hope we have some news over the next 48 hours.
"It's out of my hands. We've made some great offers for players and good deals with clubs. I'm quite relaxed about it.
"If players want to come and we can take them to another level, fantastic, but if they want to stay at the clubs they're at, good luck to them, it's not a major problem."
Sunderland have been linked with Fulham striker David Healy, with Dickson Etuhu lined up in a swap deal, and Keane has not ruled out moving the midfielder on.
"I'm not really looking to let any players go, but if an offer comes in for one or two of my players, like every other manager I've got to balance the books," conceded Keane.
"I've brought lots of players in and if I feel there's an offer that we think is a good offer, obviously I'd consider it.
"I've heard managers say certain players aren't for sale, trust me, if the price is right then everybody is for sale. There is nothing happening with that yet, but again we'll see in the next few days."