Sunderland Rumors & News

  • Sunderland hold 'positive' talks with Arsenal, Liverpool and Everton target Salomon Kalou

    The Express "Kalou was in fine form for the Ligue 1 outfit last season, netting 16 goals and assisting five in all competitions. The former Chelsea man has since been linked with a return to the Premier League after Arsenal, Liverpool and Everton all expressed an interest. However, reports in France now..." August 25

  • Sunderland want two loan signings AND Liverpool's Fabio Borini

    The Express "Borini was a huge success at Sunderland last season and looked poised to join the Wearsiders a few weeks ago as both clubs agreed a £12million fee. But the Italy international had a change of heart and instead hinted he wanted to stay at Liverpool to fight for a first team place. Poyet,..." August 23

  • Sunderland demand West Ham United up their bid for striker Connor Wickham to £8 million

    The Telegraph "Sunderland are demanding West Ham United pay £8 million to take Connor Wickham to Upton Park. West Ham made a formal approach for Wickham on Monday, but were told their £5  million valuation is not enough. Wickham has only a year left on his Sunderland contract and is yet to sign a new deal,..." August 12

  • Sunderland in for Eto'o after striker snubs West Ham contract offer

    talkSport "The Cameroon striker, who took part in his fourth World Cup in Brazil this summer, is available on a free transfer following his release from Chelsea. The 33-year-old's agent, Claudio Vigorelli, had been in talks with the West Ham hierarchy about a one-year deal with an option on a further..." August 05

  • Sunderland are in talks with Liverpool striker Fabio Borini

    The Express "Borini has been linked with a permanent switch to Sunderland this summer after helping the club beat relegation during a successful loan spell last term. And Poyet, who was pessimistic over the reported £14m deal last week, has announced the Black Cats are in negotiations with the Italy..." July 31

  • Sunderland chasing Atlético Madrid winger Cristian Rodríguez

    The Telegraph "Gus Poyet is hoping that he can persuade compatriot Cristian Rodríguez to join him at Sunderland after the winger signalled that he wants to leave the Spanish champions Atlético Madrid. Poyet knows that his fellow Uruguayan will have plenty of other options as he seeks regular first-team..." July 28

  • Loan deal looms for Fabio Borini as Sunderland and Liverpool talks stall

    The Express "The clubs agreed a fee for Borini last week, but the Italian joined Liverpool on their pre-season tour to the USA rather than discussing personal terms with the Black Cats. Sunderland boss Gus Poyet is anxious to hold talks with Borini, 23, who was a major success on Wearside last term. But..." July 27

  • Fabio Borini’s £14m move from Liverpool to Sunderland in the balance

    The Guardian "Fabio Borini’s proposed £14m move from Liverpool to Sunderland remained in the balance on Saturday night as the Italian forward played hard to get. While reports that Borini has rejected the transfer out of hand are wide of the mark, Gus Poyet and Sunderland clearly have some persuading to do..." July 20

  • Liverpool agree to sell Fabio Borini to Sunderland

    Sky Sports "The 23-year-old, who enjoyed a successful season-long loan at Sunderland last term, is set to move for a fee believed to be around £14million. The Italy international scored 10 goals for the Wearside club and is reportedly keen to return to the north-east to continue his development under Gus..." July 19

  • Liverpool agree £14 million fee with Sunderland for transfer of Fabio Borini

    The Telegraph "Liverpool have agreed a £14 million fee with Sunderland for Italian striker Fabio Borini. Borini spent last season on loan at the Stadium of Light where he impressed manager Gus Poyet with some vital goals to assist the club's extraordinary Premier League survival. He was a priority signing..." July 18

  • Sunderland join Everton in race for Manchester City's Jack Rodwell

    Daily Star "Black Cats' chief Gus Poyet has identified Rodwell as his top midfield target having lost Jack Colback, Craig Gardner and Ki from last season's squad. City are ready to loan out the 23-year-old, who has struggled to make an impact at the Etihad Stadium. But Poyet has a tough task on his..." July 08

  • Jozy Altidore won't play vs. Germany; could return should US advance

    CBSSports.com "United States forward Jozy Altidore will not play Thursday against Germany. Altidore suffered a strained hamstring against Ghana and was not available for Sunday's match against Portugal, either. There was little hope for Altidore to return this quickly, but there is a silver lining. Should the..." June 25

  • Altidore: No timetable for my return

    ESPN FC "U.S. forward Jozy Altidore said on Friday he does not know when he will be able to return to World Cup play after being sidelined with a hamstring injury during the United States' 2-1 win over Ghana last Sunday. "I'm not really setting any timetable (to return). I'm just focused on getting..." June 20

  • Tottenham line up shock £3m bid for John O'Shea of Sunderland

    The Telegraph "Tottenham Hotspur are lining up a shock cut-price bid for Sunderland central defender John O’Shea. With captain Michael Dawson free to leave White Hart Lane this summer, Spurs are looking for a new centre back who could slot straight into the first team. O’Shea only has a year remaining on..." June 19

  • Altidore will be back for this World Cup, Jurgen Klinsmann says

    SB Nation "Jozy Altidore will not be available when the United States takes on Portugal on Sunday, but Jurgen Klinsmann is confident the striker will be able play if the U.S. survives the group stage. "It's a bummer for all of us," Klinsmann told the media on Tuesday. "But we're going to make the best out..." June 18

  • Jozy Altidore off injured for the United States

    SB Nation "Well, this is awful news for the United States. While chasing a long ball over the top, Jozy Altidore pulled up lame, grabbing his hamstring. It'll be a while before the USMNT knows the severity of the injury, but it was bad enough that he's unable to continue. Aron Johannsson has come on to..." June 16

  • Newcastle plot Curtis Davies transfer from Hull with Sunderland and Everton also interested

    Daily Mirror "Newcastle have joined the chase for Hull skipper Curtis Davies. The centre-back is in demand, with Sunderland and Everton both ready to pay £8million to prise him out of the Yorkshire club. But Toon chief Alan Pardew plans to tempt the Tigers with a player-plus-cash offer for the former..." June 08

  • Sunderland bid for Swansea defender Ashley Williams

    Sky Sports "The Wales centre-back has one year left on his contract at the Liberty Stadium, so Swansea might be tempted to cash in on him now rather than risk losing him for nothing next summer. Williams has been linked with a move to Queens Park Rangers but Sky sources understand that Sunderland boss Gus..." June 07

  • Sunderland Offer £4m for Swansea City Captain Ashley Williams

    Caught Off Side "The 29 year old has a year to run on his current contract and may be ready for a fresh challenge at the Stadium of Light. Gus Poyet is keen on bringing in the Welsh international and will offer £4m for Williams and offer Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins may elect to accept if the experienced..." June 06

  • Premier League revenues top £2.5 billion

    Fox Sports "Commercial revenue increased by 21% at Premier League clubs in the 2012/13 season and topped £2.5 billion for the first time, according to the Annual Review of Football Finance by Deloitte. However, over 75% of the revenue increase was spent on wages, which rose by £125m (8%) to £1.8billion and..." June 05

  • Gus Poyet signs new two-year contract to stay on at Sunderland

    The Guardian "Gus Poyet has disappointed Southampton by agreeing a new, improved two-year contract with Sunderland, intended to keep him on Wearside until at least 2016. Although the Uruguayan told Ellis Short, the Sunderland owner, that he wanted to stay put three weeks ago certain details had still to be..." May 29

  • Former Chelsea defender Michael Mancienne could join Sunderland after three-year spell in Germany

    Daily Mirror "Sunderland are leading the chase to bring Michael Mancienne back to England. Mancienne, 26, wants to head home after a three-year stint in Germany with Hamburg. And the Black Cats are the front-runners ahead of Stoke, Swansea, QPR and Championship-bound Fulham to seal a bargain £1million..." May 26

  • Sunderland's Jack Colback a transfer target for Swansea

    Daily Mirror "Swansea boss Garry Monk wants to snap up Sunderland’s out-of-contract midfielder Jack Colback. Monk wants to bring in more domestic signings in a major revamp of the squad left behind at the Swans by former boss Michael Laudrup. And Colback is keen to join them on a free transfer after..." May 21

  • West Ham set to open Emanuele Giaccherini transfer talks with Sunderland

    Metro "West Ham are ready to offer a Premier League lifeline to Emanuele Giaccherini by signing him from Sunderland at the end of the season. With the Black Cats looking all but certain to be relegated from the top flight this term, Italy international Giaccherini had been facing an uncertain..." April 17

  • Poyet hints at rotten core as Sunderland boss refuses to rule out leaving Black Cats

    Daily Mail "Gus Poyet refused to rule out walking away at the end of the season after claiming an underlying problem at Sunderland had made them almost impossible to manage. Appointed last October after Paolo Di Canio’s sacking, Poyet has failed to arrest a slide that increasingly looks like ending in..." April 14

  • Will relegation turn out to be a good thing for Sunderland?

    Metro "It’s tough to garner any real enthusiasm for football at the moment. Sunderland are staggering and stumbling their way towards relegation with seemingly no idea how to address the slide or indeed any willingness to put up their fists and fight for survival. As such I can only look ahead to..." April 11

  • Gus Poyet wants to keep Liverpool's Fabio Borini if Sunderland survive Premier League drop

    Daily Star "The 22-year-old is currently on a season-long loan at Sunderland from Anfield, and has proved to be a fan favourite. Borini, midfielder Ki Sung-Yueng and left-back Marco Alonso are all due to return to their parent clubs at the end of the season. Poyet has already admitted he wants to sign..." March 18

  • Sunderland in danger of losing Colback, Bardsley, Gardner and Larsson on free transfers this summer

    Daily Mail "Sunderland are facing a huge battle to keep a clutch of their Capital One Cup heroes. Jack Colback, Phil Bardsley, Craig Gardner and Seb Larsson are all involved in contract disputes going into the final weeks of the season. All four, who played in Sunday's gallant League Cup final defeat..." March 06

  • Nasri: This is just the start

    Manchester Evening News "The Blues ace, voted official man of the match, last week warned his teammates that a defeat by Sunderland at Wembley could wreck their season - just as it did to Arsenal when they lost in the League Cup final three years ago. Having rubbed out the bitter memories of the FA Cup final defeat by..." March 04

  • Sunderland midfielder Alfred N'Diaye joins Real Betis on loan

    Sky Sports "Sunderland midfielder Alfred N'Diaye has joined Real Betis on loan for the rest of the season. N'Diaye has only made a handful of appearances for Sunderland since he arrived just over a year ago and manager Gus Poyet has allowed him to seek regular first-team football in Spain." January 31

  • Stoke strike deal for Sunderland midfielder Lee Cattermole

    Sky Sports "Sunderland have accepted an improved offer from Stoke for Lee Cattermole, according to Sky sources. Stoke saw one deadline-day bid knocked back but returned with a second, believed to be worth up to £5m, and the midfielder will now travel south to talk terms and undergo a medical. Sunderland..." January 31

  • Sunderland's Wes Brown could play until he's 40 if he wants to gushes manager Gus Poyet

    Daily Mirror "Gus Poyet claims golden oldie Wes Brown can play for Sunderland until he is 40. Brown, 34, has been outstanding since returning in November after nearly two years out with a serious knee injury. The centre-half will face his old club Manchester United at Old Trafford on Wednesday in the..." January 21

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  • Hull plot £6million Steven Fletcher move after Black Cats hit man falls down Sunderland pecking order

    Daily Mirror "Hull City boss Steve Bruce is ready to make a record-breaking move for Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher. Scotland international hit man Fletcher has fallen out of favour under Gus Poyet in recent weeks and the Tigers are set to pounce. And Bruce will try to tempt the Black Cats into a sale..." December 27

  • Sunderland to make £2m move for Brighton midfielder Liam Bridcutt

    The Telegraph "Gus Poyet is ready to make a raid on former club Brighton with a £2 million bid for Liam Bridcutt. Poyet, the Sunderland manager, will table an offer for the midfielder when the transfer window opens next week as he prepares to shake up his squad. Bridcutt, 24, was signed by Poyet from..." December 24

  • Sunderland star Fabio Borini looking to secure another move away from Liverpool

    Daily Star "Sunderland striker Fabio Borini is looking to secure a loan move to Italy before returning to Liverpool at the end of the season. The Italian is currently on-loan at the Black Cats, but has endured a difficult time netting only once in the Tyne-Wear derby against rivals Newcastle. Borini's..." November 28

  • Fulham monitoring Bardsley's situation at Sunderland, prepare January bid

    Daily Mail "Fulham are monitoring defender Phil Bardsley’s contract situation at Sunderland with a view to a January move. Having been frozen out of the first-team under sacked manager Paolo Di Canio, the Scotland full back has established himself as one of new boss Gus Poyet’s key men. His recent..." November 27

  • Sunderland target young Swede

    The Shields Gazette "The Halmstads striker has sprung to prominence on the back of scoring a hat-trick for Sweden against Argentina in a 4-1 victory in last month’s Under-17s World Cup in Abu Dhabi, which saw him finish tournament top scorer with seven goals. There are claims that that display in particular has put..." November 18

  • Phil Bardsley targeting new deal at Sunderland

    The Journal "Phil Bardsley has set his sights on a new Sunderland contract after resisting what he feels were Paolo Di Canio's attempt to "destroy" him. The right-back has hit two goals in two games to accelerate Gus Poyet’s Black Cats revival with back-to-back home wins over Southampton and Manchester..." November 13

  • Sunderland's Connor Wickham set for transfer to Sheffield Wednesday on loan

    Daily Mirror "Sunderland hitman Connor Wickham is heading back to Championship strugglers Sheffield Wednesday on loan­ – to pick up some badly-needed action. The England Under-21 prospect is out of Gus Poyet’s side and will be allowed to move to Hillsborough to stay sharp, rather than play for the..." November 01

  • Scot John Souttar fobs off Sunderland

    Daily Star "The Scottish club accepted the Black Cats' improved £600,000 bid for the 17-year-old defender, who has attracted a string of Premier League scouts to Tannadice. But after visiting the Stadium of Light and the club's training facilities, the Scotland Under-19 international has decided to remain..." October 31

  • Borini harbours hopes of Liverpool return

    Liverpool Echo "Fabio Borini insists he has not given up on his Liverpool FC career. The on-loan Italian striker was Sunderland’s derby day match-winner when he came off the bench to score the decisive goal in Sunday’s 2-1 success over Newcastle - his first strike for the Black Cats. That matches his..." October 29

  • Pulis joins Poyet on Sunderland shortlist as owner Short weighs up candidates

    Daily Mail "Even under Ellis Short an owner now looking for his fifth manager in less than five years certain people have hung on to their jobs at Sunderland. It turns out the chap Paolo Di Canio banned from talking to the players in the tunnel has been here for 50 years while the tea lady subjected to..." September 30

  • Poyet's appointment as Sunderland manager on hold as owner refuses to be rushed

    Daily Mirror "Gus Poyet will have to personally convince Ellis Short he is the right man for the Sunderland job before his appointment is confirmed. The Black Cats' billionaire owner has been advised to give Poyet the job by director of football Roberto De Fanti but wants thorough checks on his character and..." September 26

  • McLeish admits he wants Sunderland job

    talkSport "Alex McLeish has confirmed his interest in succeeding Paolo Di Canio as Sunderland manager. The former Scotland boss is one of the bookmakers' favourites to take over at the Stadium of Light following the club’s decision to ditch Di Canio just five games into the new Premier League..." September 25

  • Gus Poyet keen on replacing Paolo Di Canio at Sunderland

    The Telegraph "Gus Poyet has made it clear to Sunderland’s owner Ellis Short that he is keen to take on the challenge of rejuvenating the team after Paolo Di Canio’s short but ill-fated reign as manager. Poyet has told Short that he has no qualms about moving to the North East following his departure from..." September 25

  • Sunderland sack Paolo Di Canio after training-ground row with players

    The Guardian "Paolo Di Canio was sacked by Sunderland on Sunday night after festering resentments among his players came to a head at an ill-tempered training-ground meeting on Sunday morning. Di Canio whose team had taken only one point from the season's opening five league fixtures called the meeting to..." September 23

  • Di Canio sacked by Sunderland after ANOTHER bust-up with players brings 13-match reign to end

    Daily Mail "Paolo Di Canio's tumultuous reign as Sunderland manager came to an end after his players turned on him during a furious training ground bust-up. The fiery Italian called his stars in for a crisis meeting at the club’s Cleadon training ground on Sunday following their disappointing 3-0 defeat at..." September 23

  • Sunderland sack Paolo Di Canio after major BUST-UP with senior players

    Daily Mirror "Paolo Di Canio was last night sacked by Sunderland after a major bust-up involving senior players. The Italian held a fiery training ground inquest with his squad after the 3-0 defeat to West Brom and the disastrous fall-out ended his reign at the Stadium of Light. With owner Ellis Short taking..." September 23

  • Sunderland sack Paolo Di Canio

    Sky Sports "Sunderland have sacked manager Paolo Di Canio after less than six months following a miserable start to the season. Defeat to West Brom on Saturday left the Wearsiders bottom of the Premier League with just one point from the opening five games. The club confirmed on Sunday evening that they..." September 22

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