Premier League - Peruzzi to complete Sunderland move

Argentinian full-back Gino Peruzzi will not head for Sunderland until Sunday to complete his transfer.

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Premier League - Sunderland pull plug on Peruzzi bid

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Gino Peruzzi (L) of Argentina's Velez Sarsfield and Manuel Villalobos of Chile's Deportes Iquique fight for the ball during their Copa Libertadores match in Buenos Aires (Reuters)

Velez Sarsfield said on Wednesday that the 21-year-old would fly to Wearside on Thursday to finalise the transfer.

However, they released a statement on their official website confirming that he will not now travel until the weekend.

It said: "Given the imminent transfer of Gino Peruzzi to Sunderland Association Football Club, finally next Sunday, July 14, both the player and the directors Julio Baldomar and Eduardo Ordonez will travel to England to complete initial contracts between the parties and thus close the sale."

The Black Cats are also closing in on Juventus' Italy international midfielder Emanuele Giaccherini with manager Antonio Conte having told reporters he is leaving to help ease the financial burden on the club.

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