Sunderland Rumors & News

  • Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce eyeing double Swansea swoop

    Daily Star "The Black Cats tried to sign Ayew in January only to be knocked back but will try again for the Ghanaian this summer. And manager Sam Allardyce is also keen on Gomis to bolster Sunderland’s attack. Allardyce is hoping to have a transfer budget of around £30m and is willing to spend around..." May 20

  • Sunderland relegation will see Sam Allardyce quit as their manager

    Daily Mirror "Sam Allardyce inspired Sunderland’s critical relegation battle win at Norwich — and Sunday Mirror Sport can reveal the real stakes the Black Cats are fighting for, because if they get relegated Big Sam is set to leave the club. Boss Allardyce’s tactical nous is seen as a critical factor in his..." April 17

  • Sunderland AFC news: Cats eye swoop for French goalkeeper, Allardyce on Eboue future, selection dilemma

    Sunderland Echo "Eboue was served with his two-week notice by Sunderland almost a fortnight ago after the 32-year-old was banned by FIFA for a year due to his failure to settle a debt with his former agent Sebastien Boisseau. The right-back was handed a get-out by both FIFA and Sunderland, if he was able to..." April 13

  • Newcastle and Sunderland would plunge North East into economic doom if pair were relegated from Premier League

    The Sun "Rafa Benitez’s Toon side seem certain to drop out of the Premier League after their latest horror show at Southampton. And the Black Cats have to win at Norwich next week or begin to steel themselves for the drop. Relegation would see both take a massive financial hit, missing out on the..." April 11

  • Premier League players 'underperform because of worries over poker losses on team bus'

    The Telegraph "Premier League players are underperforming on the pitch because of worries arising from poker games on the team coach or at hotels before matches, according to new research. Top footballers are also using online betting sites to conceal their gambling from their partners, the British..." April 07

  • Adam Johnson's ex-girlfriend Stacey Flounders visits him in prison after he's placed on suicide watch

    Daily Mirror "Disgraced Adam Johnson was visited in prison today by his former girlfriend Stacey Flounders eight days after he was sentenced for child sex offences. The former Premier League footballer was jailed for six years for grooming and sexual activity with a 15-year-old fan. Today he was paid a..." April 02

  • Ex-Sunderland winger Johnson gets 6-year sentence, arrest for extreme pornography revealed

    Fox Sports "Former England footballer Adam Johnson has been jailed for six years for engaging in sexual activity with a besotted 15-year-old fan after a judge was told he was also arrested for possessing extreme pornography. After Johnson was jailed at Bradford Crown Court, restrictions were lifted which..." March 24

  • Could Niall Quinn return as Sunderland's new chief executive?

    Sunderland Echo "The Black Cats are expected to take their time in appointing a new chief executive after Margaret Byrne's resignation last week, with chairman Ellis Short sounding out possible options to handle the day-to-day running of the club. A report today indicated that Quinn was among the shortlisted..." March 14

  • Chelsea linked with summer move for Sunderland outcast

    Sunderland Echo "Chelsea have been linked with a summer swoop for Sunderland outcast Emanuele Giaccherini - IF Antonio Conte takes charge at Stamford Bridge. Italy coach Conte is expected to be named the new Chelsea boss in the summer and sources in Italy claim he wants to make winger Giaccherini one of his..." March 11

  • Confirmed: Emmanuel Eboue signs for Sunderland, could face old club Arsenal

    The Express "Eboue, 32, joins the relegation-threatened club until the end of the season after training with the team over recent weeks. The former Arsenal full-back left the Premier League in 2011 for Galatasaray. He was let go by the Turkish giants last summer and has been without a club ever since." March 09

  • Sunderland chief exec. resigns after role in Adam Johnson criminal case

    Pro Soccer Talk "Sunderland’s chief executive Margaret Byrne has resigned following her role in Adam Johnson‘s criminal case. In a statement released on the club website, they confirmed Byrne’s resignation had been accepted after an internal investigation showed that “the decision not to suspend him for a..." March 08

  • Emmanuel Eboue misses Sunderland clash through injury, but deal is done for ex-Arsenal man

    Sunderland Echo "Right-back Eboue had been expected to feature for the U21s at the Stadium of Light, as the ex-Arsenal man continues to build up his fitness after being without a club since his release by Galatasary at the end of last season. The 32-year-old is understood to have missed the encounter due to a..." March 08

  • Adam Johnson considering appeal as he faces jail alongside killers Ian Huntley and Levi Bellfield

    Daily Mirror "The shamed football star is likely to be sent to high-security Frankland prison to be closer to his family and will be placed on watch for vulnerable first-time inmates Fallen idol Adam Johnson is considering an appeal as he faces being locked up alongside notorious killers Ian Huntley and Levi..." March 03

  • Adam Johnson found NOT GUILTY on one count of sexual activity with a child

    Daily Mail "Adam Johnson has been cleared of one count of sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl. The jury are undecided on another count of the same offence. Jurors had been asked to decide whether the schoolgirl performed a sex act on the former Sunderland footballer when they met in his car in..." March 02

  • Adam Johnson facing jail after he's found GUILTY of sexual activity with schoolgirl

    The Guardian "The footballer Adam Johnson is facing jail after being found guilty of sexual activity with a 15-year-old schoolgirl but cleared on another charge. The former England footballer was convicted of digitally penetrating the teenager but cleared of another count in which she was alleged to have..." March 02

  • Sunderland to decide on ex-Arsenal star after defeat to Leicester

    Sunderland Echo "Sunderland will make a decision on whether to offer a contract to Emmanuel Eboue before the end of the week after the ex-Arsenal defender featured in the Under-21s’ 1-0 defeat to Leicester City. Trialist Eboue completed the full 90 minutes at Eppleton CW after being given permission to feature,..." March 01

  • Sunderland's Adam Johnson will NOT play for them during court case after admitting child sex offences

    Daily Mirror "Adam Johnson will not play for Sunderland this weekend after admitting two child sex offences. Winger Johnson will be removed from footballing duties pending the outcome of an anticipated two-week trial that will start on Friday. He denies two further charges of sexual activity with a..." February 11

  • Premier League clubs have a duty to look after supporters

    Daily Mail "If you hit the jackpot on the lottery this week, what is the first thing you would do? I’d say you would go straight to your mum and dad and make sure they were looked after. They are the constants in your life, the ones providing support when it is most needed. Could you imagine reaching a..." February 09

  • 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

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