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Dwight Yorke admitted he has heard the rumours that Sunderland FC manager Roy Keane intends to unload him when the January transfer window opens, but the 37-year-old Trinidad and Tobago captain said as far as he is concerned he still has a contract with the English Premiership club.
"Nothing in football surprises me. I heard the whisper...I haven't seen it," Yorke declared following Trinidad and Tobago's 3-0 World Cup qualifying victory over Cuba at the Hasely Crawford Stadium on Wednesday night.

"It does not concern me at all. I have a contract there until the end of the season. Whether I remain there is left to be seen. Obviously, it has not been a great season in terms of playing all the games...occasionally I have played a game here and there.

"I'm very grateful at my age anyway...still competing at the top of the Premiership. I'm delighted at that and I realise that I won't be able to play every day. If the manager says my time is up, he's in a position to make certain adjustments."

Asked if coming out of international retirement to play for Trinidad and Tobago had led to a deterioration in his relationship with Keane, to the point where it may end his stint at the club, Yorke said while there has been some conflict, he had been able to strike the right balance between club and country commitments.

"I'm not going to get into the politics...I'm there to play football. Yeah, there has always been a country and club rivalry over the years, and I've always been in between. But I will do what is right for me...and what is right for my country...and also what is right for my team back in England, Sunderland. Because, they are the ones who obviously pay my bills, and put the bread and butter on the table...as we say."

Sunderland host West Ham on Sunday in the Premiership.