Competition for Greg

Last updated : 19 January 2007 By Martyn Bowers
The well sought-after defender is wanted by both Sunderland and their north-east rivals Middlesbrough.

The pulling power of Roy Keane and Niall Quinn might prove to be the decisive factor in any move to Sunderland whereas Premiership football will certainly appeal to Halford.

Boro' boss Gareth Southgate said: "I think he's a good player but he's somebody else's player," admitted Southgate.

"I wouldn't want to say too much about him."