It wouldn't be a proper transfer deadline day without either Andy Carroll or Charles N'Zogbia being linked back to the North East, and this time it was the turn of Sunderland to be linked to the French winger without a shred of self-awareness. After leaving Newcastle under a Joe Kinnear shaped cloud, N'Zogbia has made it clear several times what he thinks of his own talent, and he doesn't have too many fans among Newcastle fans any more. It would have been somewhat fitting then to see him join Sunderland to complete his transformation into a full pantomime villain. The Birmingham Mail had suggested that N'Zogbia might be the subject of a very late bid by the Black Cats, who are in need of new recruits after a busy window of shifting deadwood. But the mild panic created for Sunderland fans shouldn't have lasted long, as Evening Chronicle writer James Hunter has poured water on those rumours: https://twitter.com/JHunterChron/status/694280904492109824 Lucky escape there, lads. Would you have liked to see N'Zogbia sign for Sunderland? Share your reactions below in the comments thread.