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Sunderland to complete Peace Cup programme as Angeleri leaves
SUNDERLAND take on FC Groningen in their second game of the Peace Cup after the Dutch side suffered a 2-1 defeat to Hamburg yesterday.
The game, which will take place in the early hours of tomorrow morning in Suwon, will complete the Black Cats' brief trip to South Korea.
David Vaughan is unlikely to be involved after suffering a groin injury, while Phil Bardsley and Matt Kilgallon did not travel to South Korea after suffering niggles in the first week of pre-season training.
Martin O'Neill continues to track new signings to add to Carlos Cuellar, who is currently his only acquisition as Black Cats boss, but there has been no progress in his pursuit of Steven Fletcher.
Wolves are refusing to lower their £10m valuation of the Scotland international - partly because they will have to pay 15 per cent of any fee to the striker's former club, Burnley - but Sunderland are reluctant to pay any more than £7m.
The Black Cats are set to miss out on another of their leading targets, Junior Hoilett, as the Blackburn winger is poised to sign for QPR.
A deal that did go through yesterday saw defensive misfit Marcos Angeleri leave Wearside to re-join his former club Estudiantes.
Angeleri, a full Argentina international, spent two years with Sunderland after signing for Steve Bruce in 2010, but his only senior start came in January 2011's embarrassing FA Cup third-round defeat to Notts County.
"I have come back to Argentina for good," said Angeleri. "Estudiantes is like my second home.
"I had been in touch with Independiente and San Lorenzo, but I gave my word to Estudiantes. It was always my intention to return to Argentina, and hopefully Estudiantes.
"I hope to be able to win a place in the team and fight for important titles like we were doing in 2009."