Gomez deal fails


Sunderland's hopes of landing central defender Sergi Gomez from Barcelona has failed after he signed a new contract at the Nou Camp.

The Black Cats had registered an interest in the defender, who plays for the Catalan giants second team, but had been linked with a move away from Spain.

The 21-year-old was due to fall out of contract at the end of the season and could have moved on but he has now signed a new deal for a further two years and will be staying in Spain.