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Eriksson sets sights on permanent Leicester deal for Cunningham

SVEN-GORAN ERIKSSON has declared his interest in buying Greg Cunningham after the Manchester City starlet's loan stint at Leicester was effectively ended when he suffered a broken leg on Saturday.

The Galway lad faces four months out after breaking his tibia in the win over Hull. Eriksson has said that City had agreed to extend the left-back's stay until the end of the campaign, but would also like to make the stay permanent.

"I would like to buy Greg. He is very good," said the Swede. "He has been brilliant for us, one of our best players all season. He is very brave and is a very good player."

Cunningham's setback is bad news for Giovanni Trapattoni, but at least there was better luck on the central defensive front at the weekend with Richard Dunne's recall to the Aston Villa side.

While manager Gerard Houllier acknowledged that there had been a row with the Dubliner, he insists that Dunne was summoned back for the draw at Chelsea because his training displays had improved.

"I watched all the sessions Richard was involved in. His commitment and his fitness was better," said Houllier.

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