Sunderland Rumors & News

  • Gus Poyet safe as Sunderland manager for now but worries mount for the club's hierarchy

    The Telegraph "Gus Poyet is not in any immediate danger of losing his job as Sunderland manager, although there is concern about the growing animosity towards him and the team from disgruntled supporters. Poyet’s relationship with the club’s followers has soured because of some ill-judged comments in his..." February 17

  • Sunderland transfers: Ricky Alvarez set for £7.5m permanent move despite lack of impact on loan

    Daily Mirror "Ricky Alvarez is likely to complete a permanent £7.5 million switch to Sunderland in the summer. The Argentina international will get a rare chance to impress against Fulham in the FA Cup fourth round replay on Tuesday night. The winger, who has failed to claim a regular starting place on..." February 03

  • I want to play for my country! Jermain Defoe eyes England return

    The Express "The striker insists his international career is anything but in the past, as he revealed for the first time his devastation at being omitted from Hodgson's World Cup squad last summer. Defoe insists his 12-month stint in the MLS wasn't a mistake, even though it played a significant part in..." January 21

  • Defoe-Altidore swap done, allocation process looms for Toronto FC target "TSN has learned Toronto FC has agreed to swap striker Jermain Defoe to Sunderland AFC of the Barclays Premier League with US Men's National team striker Jozy Altidore and cash heading to Major League Soccer. The cash amount received has not been disclosed at this time but is believed to be..." January 14

  • Report: Jozy Altidore exploring MLS options, in contract discussions

    Pro Soccer Talk "The wonderful, kind, loving Taylor Twellman has decided to heap some more major breaking news on this already insane day of happenings around MLS. Jozy Altidore is reportedly discussing a contract with Major League Soccer, and there are three teams interested. Those teams are Toronto FC, New..." January 08

  • Sunderland line up £8million move for Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk after sending scouts

    Daily Mail "Sunderland scouts watched Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk at Kilmarnock on Monday night. Manager Gus Poyet has lined up an £8million move for the Holland Under 21 international who has also attracted interest from Everton. Van Dijk has been an ever present for the Bhoys so far this season,..." January 06

  • Lille, Werder Bremen noted frontrunners for Jozy Altidore’s services

    Pro Soccer Talk "The Sunderland Echo has a decent-length write-up on the future of American striker Jozy Altidore at the Stadium Light, and his future is said to currently lie in either France or Germany. The loan destinations have been mentioned in the past, but there are new details regarding Lille’s love for..." December 19

  • Sunderland boss Gus Poyet keen for Fabio Borini reunion in January

    Daily Mirror "Sunderland boss Gus Poyet has said that he is desperate to land Liverpool striker Fabio Borini in the January transfer window. The Italian enjoyed a fruitful loan spell at the Stadium of Light last year and scored 10 goals to help keep the Black Cats in the Premier League. Talks between the..." December 08

  • Crystal Palace and Sunderland tracking Senegal international Stephane Badji

    Daily Mail "Crystal Palace and Sunderland are among the clubs monitoring Senegal international midfielder Stephane Badji. The 24-year-old impressed scouts during his country’s 1-0 victory over Egypt in Cairo on Saturday and is keen on a move to England." November 18

  • Gus Poyet set to axe Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone in bid to arrest club's slide

    Daily Mail "Gus Poyet will attempt to arrest Sunderland’s slide by axing goalkeeper Vito Mannone - while former England winger Adam Johnson is also under threat. The Black Cats have slumped in to the relegation zone after losing their last two – 8-0 at Southampton at 2-0 at home to Arsenal – and Poyet is..." October 29

  • Sunderland players offer to refund fans for trip to 8-0 defeat at Southampton

    Sky Sports "Sunderland players have offered to refund fans who made the long trip to Southampton to see their side beaten 8-0 in the Premier League on Saturday. Own goals from Santiago Vergini and Liam Bridcutt and strikes from Graziano Pelle (2), Jack Cork, Dusan Tadic, Victor Wanyama and Sadio Mane..." October 21

  • Sunderland's Jozy Altidore has 'no idea' whether Burnley are interested in him

    Sky Sports "Sunderland striker Jozy Altidore admits he doesn't know whether Burnley are interested in signing him. Having scored just one league goal in 33 appearances for the Black Cats, there have been reports linking the USA international with a move away from the Stadium of Light." October 15

  • USA striker Jozy Altidore hoping to leave Sunderland in January

    The Guardian "Jozy Altidore is hoping for a winter transfer out of Sunderland after a disappointing 18 months in the UK. The USA striker may be a regular for Jürgen Klinsmann’s national team, but has struggled to make an impression for Gus Poyet’s side, managing a solitary league goal in 33..." October 09

  • Premier League to expand global reach, may add fixtures in America

    Pro Soccer Talk "The Premier League and its clubs have continued to examine the possibility of adding matches overseas in the United States. The aim to hold a 39th round of contests at different places across the globe was denied six years ago by FIFA and other domestic officials, but an interest in completing..." October 08

  • Aston Villa, Sunderland and Southampton queuing up to sign Man Utd outcast Ashley Young

    The Express "Reports claim the Premier League trio are keen to acquire the winger who has been deemed surplus to requirements at Old Trafford. Young started United's first three matches of the season, but has since failed to feature for Louis Van Gaal's team of Galacticos. The 29-year-old's contract is..." September 29

  • Sunderland boss Gus Poyet admits he was devastated when Phil Bardsley left for Stoke

    Daily Star "Bardsley, who played 174 games for the Black Cats, returns to the Stadium of Light for tonight's Capital One Cup tie with Poyet admitting he's still hurting at his decision to move on. Poyet insists he holds no grudges but admits after all the pair went through last season, his exit hit him..." September 23

  • Manchester City's Micah Richards set for transfer to Sunderland on a season-long loan

    Daily Mirror "Micah Richards was locked in talks with Sunderland on Saturday night about a season-long loan from Manchester City. City told the former England defender he could leave after he refused to sign a new contract that would have seen him take a significant drop on his £65,000-a-week wages. The..." August 31

  • Sunderland boss Gus Poyet is braced for a busy 48 hours before the transfer window closes

    Chronicle Live "Gus Poyet will spend the next 48 hours on the phone as he looks to wrap up Sunderland’s transfer business. In the wake of the 1-0 defeat at QPR, Poyet again insisted that there remains plenty of work to do in the transfer window before his squad is up to scratch. And with the Monday’s 11pm..." August 31

  • 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 "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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