Tottenham Hotspur are lining up a surprise bid for Sunderland defender John O’Shea according to the Daily Telegraph.

O'Shea, 33, has one year remaining on his contract at the Stadium of Light and Spurs are ready to launch a bid of around £3m.

The former Manchester United player has made over 100 appearances for the Black Cats and was a mainstay in the centre of defence as they managed to avoid relegation from the Premier League last season.