The champions and Fulham are considering a last-ditch move for the midfielder after the collapse of his loan switch to Sunderland due to a breach of Premier League regulationsEXCLUSIVE
By Wayne Veysey | Chief Correspondent
Tottenham outcast Jermaine Jenas has been offered to Manchester City in what would be a shock move after an administrative error led to the collapse of his loan move to Sunderland, Goal.com understands.
Fulham have also expressed an interest in the midfielder, who is desperately trying to find a new club before the transfer deadline.
City are said to regard Jenas "as a last resort" although it is not known if their interest in the former England international is related to their £24million pursuit of Benfica midfielder Javi Garcia.
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Sources have told Goal.com that Jenas was set to board a plane to the North-East to complete a season-long switch to Wearside when it emerged early on Friday afternoon that Premier League rules prevent two loans from one club to another.
Sunderland confirmed earlier this afternoon that Danny Rose had completed a loan switch from White Hart Lane and had hoped to follow up with the capture of his club colleague.
Martin O’Neill had sanctioned the moves for the pair after travelling to London on Tuesday to hold talks with them and explain where they fit into his plans.
But Jenas’ switch had to be called off at the last minute and it is understood he will not now be joining the Black Cats, with the possibility of a permanent move also ruled out.