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Sunderland swoop to seal Kilgallon deal

Sunderland boss Steve Bruce last night made his first transfer window breakthrough when he completed a swoop for Sheffield United defender Matthew Kilgallon.

The 26-year-old signed a three-and-a-half-year deal after arriving on Wearside this evening to finalise his move for an undisclosed fee and undergo a medical.

Bruce told the club's official website, www.safc.com: “Matthew is a very talented defender and has been coveted by a number of top-flight clubs recently, so I'm very pleased to have brought him here.

“He will add to our options across the back ahead of some very important games. I'm sure he will prove to be a great signing for the club.”

Meanwhile, Jo has joined Galatasaray on loan from Manchester City until the end of the 2009-10 season, the Turkish club have announced on their official website.

Belfast Telegraph