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Town boss Roy Keane is set to make a triple signing from former club Sunderland, according to reports in a number of this morning’s tabloids. Defender Paul McShane, striker Daryl Murphy and winger Carlos Edwards are all said to be part of a planned £3 million raid.
New Sunderland boss Steve Bruce, a close friend of Keane’s from their Manchester United days, is said to be ready to do the deal, having been confirmed as the new Black Cats boss yesterday.

McShane and Murphy have both previously been linked with the Blues this summer, while Edwards was reportedly watched by Town in 2004 during his time at Wrexham.

The Trinidad and Tobago international eventually moved on to Luton in 2005 on a free transfer, having joined Wrexham from Defence Force in his home country in 1999.

The 5ft 11in tall right-sided winger, who can also operate at full-back, joined Keane’s Sunderland for £1.5 million in January 2007.

Capped 71 times by his country, scoring three goals, Edwards’s first season at the Stadium of Light was hampered by a hamstring problem and then a broken leg. Those injuries have limited the 30-year-old’s Sunderland appearances to 36 starts and 19 games from the bench, yielding five goals.

Last season, Edwards, who is contracted to the Black Cats until 2010, spent a month on loan at Wolves, making five starts and one sub appearance but failing to score.

The midfielder, who played every minute of Trinidad and Tobago’s games at the 2006 World Cup in Germany, including their 2-0 defeat to England, is currently away with the Soca Warriors ahead of their World Cup qualifier against Costa Rica on Saturday.