Sunderland Rumors & News

  • Wahbi Khazri having Sunderland medical ahead of £8m transfer from Bordeaux

    Daily Mail "Wahbi Kahzri is having his medical at Sunderland ahead of an £8million move from Bordeaux. The talented 24-year-old has been on the Black Cats' radar for months and Sam Allardyce and his scouting team have followed up on earlier reports after being impressed in recent weeks. Swansea, Aston..." January 30

  • Black Cats step up pursuit of Swansea striker Andre Ayew

    talkSport "Sunderland are upping their bid to sign Swansea striker Andre Ayew before the January window slams shut next Monday. Sam Allardyce is desperate to bolster his squad for the fight against relegation and sees the Ghana international as the perfect man to lead their great escape. The Black Cats..." January 27

  • Sunderland offer Fabio Borini and £10m to sign Swansea's Andre Ayew

    Daily Mail "Sunderland are expected to tell Fabio Borini he has no future at the club as they push to sign Andre Ayew. Sunderland have offered Borini plus £10million to Swansea in their bid for Ghana captain Ayew, yet Borini has told Sunderland he is happy at the club and in no rush to leave. Borini has..." January 26

  • Sunderland sign Dame N’Doye on loan from Trabzonspor for rest of season

    The Guardian "Sunderland have signed the Senegal striker Dame N’Doye on loan from Trabzonspor for the rest of the season. The 30-year-old has Premier League experience having played for Hull last season, scoring five goals in 15 appearances. N’Doye joined Hull from Lokomotiv Moscow in last January’s transfer..." January 15

  • Premier League lion to be removed from logo in imminent rebrand

    The Telegraph "The Premier League is set to drop its longstanding lion-based logo this summer, with a rebrand imminent ahead of the league's first season without a title sponsor since 1993. The crowned lion has been a prominent feature of the Premier League product since its inception in the 1992-93 season,..." January 14

  • Sam Allardyce comments on Liverpool injuries not designed to wind up Jurgen Klopp

    Sky Sports "Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce has apologised to Jurgen Klopp over his comments about Liverpool's injury crisis. Allardyce claimed Klopp had underestimated how 'ferocious' the Premier League is, and the spate of hamstring injuries were down to his insistence on a high-tempo pressing game, when..." January 07

  • Sunderland and Newcastle going head-to-head for West Ham striker Andy Carroll

    Daily Mirror "West Ham are willing to offload Andy Carroll in the newly opened transfer window. England striker Carroll has regained fitness and form over the festive period, scoring in his last two games. But the Hammers are open to selling their £15million record signing – for £18m – with North East..." January 05

  • Leicester keen on £16m-rated Aleksandar Dragovic as Sunderland

    Daily Mail "Leicester have targeted Dynamo Kiev defender Aleksandar Dragovic after the Ukraine club intimated they would sell him in January for £16million. Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri wants a centre back after instigating negotiations for the sale of Yohan Benalouane to Sampdoria. The clubs are..." December 31

  • Jeremain Lens dropped by furious Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce

    Daily Mail "Jeremain Lens was axed from Sunderland’s first-team squad and is set to be fined two weeks' wages after refusing to take part in a post-match workout, Sportsmail can reveal. The Holland forward – a £9million summer signing from Dynamo Kiev - was an unused substitute during the 1-0 home defeat..." December 21

  • Sunderland to transfer-list Jeremain Lens after he refuses to take part in post-match run

    Daily Mirror "Sam Allardyce is set to boot Jeremain Lens out of Sunderland next month. The 28-year-old winger-cum-striker is said to have annoyed Big Sam by refusing to take part in a running exercise with fellow subs after the 1-0 defeat to Watford at the Stadium of Light last weekend. Lens, signed from..." December 21

  • Everton and Sunderland eye £8million Sam Byram raid as versatile star refuses new Leeds contract

    Daily Mirror "Versatile Sam Byram has triggered an £8million tug-of-war between Everton and Sunderland by snubbing a new deal at Leeds. The Elland Road ace wants top-flight football as soon as possible and it doesn’t look like he’ll get that any time soon with the West Yorkshire outfit, who are toiling in..." December 08

  • Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe passed fit for Stoke clash after suffering ankle injury

    Daily Mail "But he was later helped from the field after landing awkwardly and boss Sam Allardyce feared his striker had suffered a serious injury. Defoe, however, will now return to training, and Allardyce, whose side remain in the bottom three, said: ‘It looks like he’s fit. That’s extremely..." November 27

  • Confirmed: Leeds announce loan deal with Sunderland

    The Express "Bridcutt, who played for four years in the Championship with Brighton, arrives at Elland Road on an emergency loan deal until the start of January. And the 26-year-old - Steve Evans' first addition as Leeds manager - is looking forward to first-team football after failing to feature for the..." November 26

  • Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce ready to sacrifice Jermain Defoe in order to fund January spree

    Daily Mail "Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce is ready to sacrifice Jermain Defoe to fund a January spending splurge. Black Cats chairman Ellis Short is prepared to hand Allardyce around £15million to make necessary additions to the relegation-threatened squad in the transfer window. But the Sunderland..." November 21

  • Sunderland line up January bid for Carroll "Sam Allardyce is determined to make Andy Carroll his first signing as Sunderland manager, Goal understands. West Ham striker Carroll, an idol at Newcastle United during his five years at St James' Park, has been continually linked with a return to the Magpies in recent months after seeing his..." November 19

  • Sam Allardyce says Jack Rodwell should be one of the first names on Sunderland's teamsheet

    Chronicle Live "Sam Allardyce is determined to help Jack Rodwell find his form at Sunderland, and says that a player of his pedigree should be one of the first names on the teamsheet. Rodwell burst on to the scene as a teenager, making his debut for Everton at the age of just 16 after rising rapidly through..." October 31

  • Sunderland's Jermain Defoe frustrated by lack of 1st team opportunities

    The Score "Jermain Defoe has started six of Sunderland's opening nine games this season, but the former England international has voiced his displeasure at being left on the bench. At 33, he says he needs to play regularly and hopes new manager Sam Allardyce will hand him the opportunity to let his goals..." October 21

  • Sunderland eye Sandro transfer plus THREE of Sam Allardyce's former West Ham players

    Daily Mirror "Sam Allardyce wants Sandro to put some bite into his Sunderland midfield when the transfer window opens in January, writes Tom Hopkinson in the Sunday People. And the new Stadium Of Light boss is also eyeing up three of his former West Ham players as he looks to freshen things up in the north..." October 18

  • Sam Allardyce plots to raid old club West Ham in January transfer window

    Daily Star "Big Sam, who agreed a two-year deal with the Black Cats to replace Dick Advocaat, has been guaranteed a sizeable kitty by chairman Ellis Short. Strengthening Sunderland’s leaky defence is a priority and centre-back Tomkins, 26, fits the bill, having played under Allardyce at Upton Park. The..." October 12

  • No Sunderland approach for Phil Brown, say Southend United

    Chronicle Live "Southend United say they have had no contact with Sunderland despite reports that Sam Allardyce is angling for a reunion with his former assistant Phil Brown on Wearside. Brown has been in charge of the League One side for two-and-a-half years, but there has been talk that new Black Cats boss..." October 12

  • Sunderland appoint Sam Allardyce as new manager on two-year contract

    The Guardian "Sunderland have appointed Sam Allardyce as their manager on a two-year contract. The former Bolton and West Ham manager takes over from Dick Advocaat who departed after the 2-2 draw with West Ham last week. Allardyce expressed has happiness at his new role, telling the club website: ““I have..." October 09

  • Sam Allardyce ready to accept Sunderland's offer to become manager - if they meet his demands

    Daily Mirror "Sam Allardyce is finally ready to accept Sunderland's offer to become their new boss - if they meet all his demands. Allardyce opened formal talks with Sunderland today and owner Ellis Short hopes to have his No.1 choice to replace Dick Advocaat installed over the weekend. But Big Sam..." October 09

  • David Moyes rejects Sunderland after approach over vacant managerial job

    Daily Mail "David Moyes has turned down an approach from Sunderland to become their new head coach. Sportsmail understands the Black Cats made contact with the Real Sociedad boss but he has decided against a return to the Premier League. Moyes, though, did send trusted lieutenant Jimmy Lumsden to check..." October 06

  • Sunderland set to replace Dick Advocaat with Burnley manager Sean Dyche

    The Express "Advocaat tore up his contract, having doubted his own prospects of securing Premier League survival despite masterminding last season's great escape. The 68-year-old flew home to Holland on a private jet within hours of Saturday's 2-2 draw against West Ham having seen Sunderland throw away a..." October 05

  • Dick Advocaat may leave Sunderland regardless of West Ham result

    The Guardian "Considerable uncertainty surrounds the manager’s position at Sunderland after Dick Advocaat refused to confirm he will remain in charge beyond Saturday’s game at home to West Ham. It is understood the Dutchman could well step down regardless of the result against Slaven Bilic’s side after..." October 03

  • Sunderland players “embarrassed” by amount of goals conceded

    Sunderland Echo "Billy Jones admits Sunderland’s players are “embarrassed” by the quantity of goals shipped during the opening two months of the Premier League season. Sunderland’s defensive fragility is the predominant reason for Dick Advocaat’s side propping up the Premier League table, with the Black Cats..." October 02

  • Coefficients explained: How Premier League may lose Champions League spot

    Sky Sports "A repeat of last season's performances in Europe from English and Italian clubs would see the Premier League lose its fourth Champions League spot to Serie A for the 2017/18 season. The Premier League's poor show in Europe last season, where no club reached the quarter-final of the Champions..." September 28

  • New Ricky Alvarez drama as Porto close in on deal for Argentinian

    Sunderland Echo "Ricky Alvarez’s future remains a source of speculation after reports that Porto are closing in on a move for the Argentine international. FIFA confirmed last week that they were continuing to investigate the dispute between Sunderland and Inter Milan over Alvarez’s failed transfer last summer,..." September 19

  • Premier League breaks spending record with £870 million - Deloitte

    ESPN FC "The Premier League has broken its spending record for the summer transfer window, going from £835 million last year to £870m, according to financial analysts Deloitte. Manchester City led the way and set a new record for a single club with spending of around £160m on three of the top five deals..." September 02

  • US defender DeAndre Yedlin leaves Tottenham for Sunderland loan

    CBS Sports "Sunderland announced the signing of US defender DeAndre Yedlin on loan Tuesday. The Tottenham man is in search of minutes and joins a club looking for pace at the back that can help in countering. Yedlin is the club's eighth signing of the summer. "I'm delighted to be given the opportunity..." September 01

  • Liverpool transfers: Tiago Ilori a Deadline Day target for Sunderland after Fabio Borini deal

    Daily Mirror "Sunderland will return to Anfield on Deadline Day to try and tempt defender Tiago Ilori to join them on loan. Fresh from completing an £8million deal for Liverpool striker Fabio Borini, and having bought Anfield defender Sebastian Coates in July, the Black Cats now want the Portugal Under-21..." September 01

  • Fabio Borini joins Sunderland from Liverpool for £8m

    ESPN FC "Sunderland have signed Liverpool striker Fabio Borini for a reported fee of £8 million. Borini, 24, has been forced to train away from the first-team as Brendan Rodgers looks to trim his squad following the summer arrivals of Christian Benteke, Danny Ings and Divock Origi. The Italian..." August 31

  • Dick Advocaat's Sunderland future in doubt as he reveals frustration at lack of transfer funds provided by owner

    Daily Mail "Dick Advocaat's future as Sunderland boss is in serious doubt after he took a swipe at owner Ellis Short and revealed he is not happy at the Stadium of Light. The 67-year-old arrived for his press conference to preview Tuesday's Capital One Cup tie against Exeter with the words 'niet lachen' –..." August 25

  • Dick Advocaat demands Sunderland buy ‘two or three more players’

    The Guardian "Dick Advocaat’s growing discontent with life at Sunderland is reaching the stage where it would be no surprise if he decided to resign. Much depends on whether Ellis Short, the club’s owner, strengthens Advocaat’s squad before next week’s transfer deadline. “I am not happy at all,” said..." August 25

  • Every Sunderland player is available for transfer, says boss Dick Advocaat

    Metro "Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat has told his under-performing players if they wish to leave the club ‘they can go’. The Black Cats have lost their first two Premier League matches this season, 4-2 at Leicester and 3-1 to Norwich at home, a performance that the Dutchman called..." August 22

  • Sunderland's own sponsor makes club a favourite for Premier League relegation

    The Score "Not even Sunderland's main sponsor is on its side. Online gambling website Dafabet has made the Black Cats the odds-on favourite for relegation this season. Sunderland has not won a game to start the Premier League campaign, losing to Leicester City and Norwich while giving up seven..." August 19

  • Sunderland plot transfer of Aston Villa's Kieran Richardson to strengthen struggling defence

    Daily Mirror "Sunderland will bid to re-sign Kieran Richardson as they attempt to reverse their nightmare start to the Premier League season. The versatile Aston Villa man has lost the left-back berth to new boy Jordan Amavi and boss Tim Sherwood may allow him to leave before the window closes in two weeks'..." August 18

  • Sunderland’s Dick Advocaat: I cannot go on this way and we must find a solution

    The Guardian "History has a habit of repeating itself – but rarely with the debilitating frequency experienced at Sunderland. The cycle goes like this: the team struggles to the point where relegation seems inevitable, the manager is sacked, a replacement parachuted in and the Championship somehow averted...." August 17

  • Jermain Defoe keen to quit Sunderland for a club in the south despite signing just seven months ago

    Daily Mirror "Jermain Defoe could be on the way out at Sunderland just seven months after arriving, writes Tom Hopkinson in the Sunday People. The 32-year-old striker is understood to be keen to move back south and the Black Cats may sell the former England man to fund new signings. Defoe signed a..." August 16

  • Sunderland get go ahead to step up Liverpool pressure and make £9m replacement loan bid

    The Express "Borini, 24, enjoyed a successful loan spell at the Stadium of Light two seasons ago but returned to Merseyside last campaign. He is set to leave Liverpool before deadline day after failing to convince manager Brendan Rodgers that he warrants game time. Bids from Italy have come in for the..." August 14

  • NBC retains U.S. Premier League TV rights for six more seasons

    Sporting News "American soccer fans can get comfortable turning to NBC's networks for Premier League coverage. NBC Sports Group has reached a six-year extension of its rights to broadcast Premier League games in the U.S., the network announced Monday. The network is in the third and final season of its..." August 10

  • Manchester United line up Sunderland loan deal for Adnan Januzaj

    The Express "The Belgian, who broke into the Manchester United team under David Moyes in the 2013/14 season, failed to reach those heights under Louis Van Gaal making just seven Premier League starts. But the Sunderland Echo say the 20-year-old could be on his way to Wearside following 'productive..." August 05

  • Yann M’Vila and Leroy Fer set to add muscle to Sunderland’s midfield

    The Guardian "Dick Advocaat hopes to be in a position to include two new midfielders, Yann M’Vila and Leroy Fer, in the Sunderland squad he will take to Leicester City on Saturday. Significantly, both players are tall, powerful and physically imposing. M’Vila is scheduled to have a medical in the north-east..." August 03

  • Newcastle join Sunderland and Aston Villa in race for Spurs star Andros Townsend

    Daily Star "But Spurs chief Daniel Levy, who is renowned for driving a hard bargain, has told the trio of clubs he will not sell for a penny less than £15m. Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino is carrying out a major revamp of his squad. And despite being an important member of Roy Hodgson's England..." July 14

  • Townsend interesting Aston Villa and Sunderland with Tottenham slapping a £15million price tag on their man

    Daily Mail "Aston Villa and Sunderland remain keen on Tottenham winger Andros Townsend. The England international has been determined to cement his place in Tottenham's first team but is facing an uncertain future as Mauricio Pochettino re-shapes his squad. Tim Sherwood and Dick Advocaat would both like..." July 10

  • Newcastle enter £7m BATTLE with Sunderland and Leicester to sign in-demand Liverpool flop

    The Express "The Hammers have reportedly put the England international up for sale ahead of the summer window, but won't consider offers below £7million. The Upton Park outfit signed the 30-year-old for £5m in 2013 from Liverpool, where he failed to live up to his £20m price-tag in two seasons. Despite..." June 29

  • Sunderland ready to smash transfer record for £15m Newcastle target Georginio Wijnaldum

    Daily Mirror "Dick Advocaat is prepared to smash Sunderland transfer record and beat Newcastle to £15m Dutch ace Georginio Wijnaldum. The 24 year PSV attacking midfielder is at the top of Sunderland’s wanted list. The club skipper is also on Steve McClaren’s radar, but Advocaat is using his Holland..." June 23

  • Sunderland's Steven Fletcher must take a pay cut to join Celtic

    Chronicle Live "Steven Fletcher will have to accept a massive pay cut if he is to join Scottish champions Celtic this summer. The Sunderland striker is about to enter the final year of his contract and is unlikely to be offered a new deal after scoring just 19 goals in 78 Premier League appearances since his..." June 12

  • Dick Advocaat signs one-year deal to manage Sunderland

    Pro Soccer Talk "Despite walking away from Sunderland in May after signing a short-term deal for the final few months of the Premier League season, legendary Dutch manager Dick Advocaat is heading back to the Stadium of Light. Advocaat, 67, joined the Black Cats in March after Gus Poyet was fired with..." June 04

  • Sam Allardyce: I'm not interested in Sunderland job

    The Telegraph "Sam Allardyce has told Sunderland it is too soon for him to consider becoming their head coach, as he is determined to take a break from the game following his departure from West Ham. Allardyce is the bookmaker’s favourite to take charge of the Black Cats next season, and had interested owner..." May 29

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