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Sunderland to swoop for Robbie Keane, Joleon Lescott?

Sunderland are reportedly hoping to bring in veterans Robbie Keane and Joleon Lescott this month.

Premier League strugglers Sunderland are reportedly preparing a double swoop for veteran players Robbie Keane and Joleon Lescott this month.

Former Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool forward Keane, 36, is without a club after leaving MLS outfit Los Angeles Galaxy at the end of last year and has revealed that he is contemplating offers from several sides.

Meanwhile Lescott, 34, was let go by Greek side AEK Athens in November, just three months into his contract, and has been training with the Black Cats over the last week.

According to the Sunday Express, manager David Moyes is said to be hopeful of landing the pair on short-term deals as he looks to mount a miraculous escape from relegation in the final few months of the season.

Sunderland have debts of £140m and are thought to have severely limited funds to strengthen this month, with Moyes describing his transfer kitty as "limited with a capital L".

The side are currently rock bottom of the table and winless in five league attempts.

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Monday's key events

· There are no Brits in the women's 100m hurdles final, but Puerto Rico's Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, fresh from breaking the Olympic record in the semis, will hope to pip world record holder Kendra Harrison to gold (3.50am)
· The women's 5000m final also has no Team GB representation, but two-time world champion Hellen Obiri of Kenya will be looking to add an Olympic gold to her list of honours (1.40pm)

· The women's skiff 49er FX (6.33am) and men's skiff 49er (7.33am) come to their conclusion, with Team GB involved in both medal races

· A place in the women's gold medal match is up for grabs, starting with an all-North American semi-final between United States and Canada (9am)
· Australia, who edged past Team GB's in a seven-goal quarter-final thriller, take on Sweden in the second semi-final (12pm)

· The track cycling schedule gets underway, with Team GB holding a particular interest in the team pursuit qualifying. Laura Kenny is part of the women's team (7.54am), while the men's team includes Ed Clancy (9.02am)

· The Gadirova twins Jessica and Jennifer will both take part in the women's floor final as they look to add to their team bronze (9.57am)

· Newly-crowned European champion Emily Campbell flies the flag for Great Britain in the women's +87kg, but faces stiff competition for medals from China's Li Wenwen and New Zealand's Laurel Hubbard (11.50am)

· The women's hockey quarter-finals begin, with Team GB last up against Spain (1pm)

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