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Sunderland A.F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 26 Jul 22:12

Sunderland sign Bournemouth striker Lewis Grabban on loan

Bournemouth striker Lewis Grabban has joined Championship side Sunderland on a season-long loan deal, with the Black Cats also moving to sign Blackburn goalkeeper Jason Steele.

Sunderland ‚Äď teamtalk.com 26 Jul 13:36

Paper Talk: Spurs eye Hoffenheim ace; Liverpool to sell £30.4m star

Liverpool are ready to accept a big-money bid for one of their players from Italy, while Tottenham are casting their eyes over a Hoffenheim defender, according to Wednesday’s newspapers.

 

 

LIVERPOOL READY TO LET EMRE CAN MOVE ON

Liverpool look ready to allow midfielder Emre Can to leave Anfield, according to various reports on Wednesday morning.

The Germany midfielder has just 12 months left on his existing contract at Anfield and he is yet to agree fresh terms with the club, amid strong rumours linking him with Juventus.

Now, according to The Sun, Can has already agreed personal terms with the Serie A champions ahead of a proposed switch to Italy.

Furthermore, the Daily Express say Liverpool value Can at around the £35million, but are likely to accept a £30.4m bid for the midfielder.

Juventus are also keen on a deal for Nemanja Matic, but Chelsea’s ¬£40m asking price for the Serbian is putting them off and it appears they see Can as a more viable option.

As a result, Matic has once again been linked with a move to Manchester United.

 

 

CAN TOTTENHAM MAKE HOFFENHEIM MAKE THEIR FIRST CAPTURE?

Tottenham are considering a move for Hoffenheim defender Jeremy Toljan, according to the Daily Mail.

The paper claims Spurs want to sign the versatile full-back, who can play on the right or left of defence and is seen as ideal competition for Kieran Trippier, Danny Rose and Ben Davies.

Spurs have moved for the Germany U21 defender after efforts to land Porto full-back Ricardo Pereira, 23, broke down over the Portuguese club’s ¬£20m valuation and complications over third-party ownership.

Toljan has just a year left on his contract with the Bundesliga side and Spurs,who are yet to sign anyone this summer, believe he could be brought in for a relatively small fee.

Hoffenheim’s director of football Alex Rosen asked about Tottenham’s interest told Bild: “If Tottenham comes and offers to triple your salary, then you can’t say too many negative things: London is an unattractive city or Tottenham a bad club. This is all very positive – and then young people think about it.”

 

AND THE REST

Arsenal will submit a third offer for Monaco’s Thomas Lemar, who is valued at ¬£50m by the Ligue 1 champions (Daily Mail)

Premier League newcomers Huddersfield Town have made an enquiry for Nuremberg’s Moroccan midfielder Abdelhamid Sabiri, 20 (Daily Mail)

Manchester City are trying to hijack Real Madrid’s ¬£143m bid for Monaco’s teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe (Daily Mirror)

Real Madrid have agreed a £161m fee with Monaco for Kylian Mbappe, who is set to sign a six-year deal and rejoin the French side on loan (The Sun)

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has been urged to do “whatever it takes” to keep hold of Alexis Sanchez, by Gunners legend David Seaman (Daily Mirror)

Tottenham chief Daniel Levy has slammed the Premier League’s summer spending as “unsustainable”, with Spurs yet to shell out a single penny on new additions¬†(Daily Mirror)

Jurgen Klopp has insisted Liverpool are not afraid to splash the cash this summer, and the Reds will prove it by maintaining a delicate pursuit of Virgil van Dijk (Daily Mirror)

Renato Sanches has opened the door on a move away from Bayern Munich (Daily Mirror)

West Brom are preparing a third bid for Middlesbrough defender Ben Gibson (Daily Mirror)

Newcastle have told new signing Jacob Murphy they will keep monitoring his twin brother Josh, also a Norwich City winger (Daily Mirror)

Chelsea face a fight to save their reputation in China, despite sending Kenedy home in disgrace for insulting the country (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has slammed their Premier League rivals for creating an “out of control” transfer market

Tottenham skipper Hugo Lloris has warned outcast Moussa Sissoko to sort out his Spurs future – or risk missing the World Cup (The Sun)

Neymar (l): Believes Philippe Coutinho is capable of playing for Barcelona

Barcelona’s Neymar has amazingly requested Paris Saint-Germain sign Philippe Coutinho as well as him (The Sun)

Barcelona are preparing a new £80m bid for Liverpool playmaker Coutinho 

Coutinho has agreed personal terms with Barcelona (Daily Express)

Jose Mourinho has claimed Wayne Rooney leaving Manchester United made him an emotional wreck (The Sun)

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is considering a raid for Everton midfielder Tom Davies (The Sun)

Manchester United are edging closer to signing Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic (The Sun)

Jose Mourinho insists he made no attempts to re-sign Javier Hernandez – who joined West Ham on Monday

Inter Milan are preparing to sell Ivan Perisic to Manchester United and want Lazio’s Keita Balde as his replacement (Daily Express)

Sunderland have opened talks with Aston Villa for striker Ross McCormack (Daily Express)

Jose Mourinho admits he may only be able to sign one more player for Manchester United this summer (Daily Mail)

Danilo claims he snubbed Chelsea to sign for Manchester City in his £27m deal (Daily Mail)

Premier League shirt sponsorship deals have hit the jackpot in a gambling takeover (Daily Mail)

Players at all grassroots levels will receive five-year bans if they abuse a referee under new FA laws (Daily Telegraph)

Thirteen Chinese Super League clubs face expulsion over unpaid debts (Daily Mail)

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere wants to stay near London and his preference is a move to West Ham (The Independent)

Jose Mourinho has claimed Tottenham will be major rivals for the Premier League title this season (The Guardian)

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Sunderland ‚Äď teamtalk.com 26 Jul 11:40

Exclusive: Three Champ sides rival Sunderland for Villa?s McCormack

Sunderland are hoping to follow up a deal for Lewis Grabban by landing Ross McCormack too – but they face major competition for the Scotland international, TEAMtalk understands.

Despite bringing McCormack in from the cold for pre-season training, Villa boss Steve Bruce has opted to move the 30-year-old on in order to try and free up his wages to bolster his own squad.

TEAMtalk exclusively revealed Sunderland‚Äôs move for Bournemouth‚Äôs Lewis Grabban on Tuesday ‚Äď and now we can confirm that Sunderland are desperate to try and strike a deal for McCormack.

However, we can also reveal that Sunderland face major competition for his signature with Reading, Derby County and Hull City also keen on landing him.

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Sunderland ‚Äď teamtalk.com 25 Jul 15:15

EXCLUSIVE: Sunderland agree deal for Bournemouth?s Grabban

Sunderland have agreed a deal with Bournemouth to sign striker Lewis Grabban on-loan for the season, TEAMtalk can reveal.

The 29-year-old ended last season on loan at Reading, but has been told by Eddie Howe he can move on this summer.

A host of Championship clubs have made approaches, but Sunderland look to have sealed a deal.

TEAMtalk understands Grabban is due on Wearside on Wednesday for talks and a positive outcome could see the Black Cats secure his signature this week, with the player expected to replace the goals of Jermain Defoe, who moved in the opposite direction earlier this summer.

 

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Sunderland A.F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 24 Jul 21:00

Sunderland begin talks with Aston Villa for Ross McCormack

30-year-old striker Ross McCormack will be allowed to leave Villa Park after manager Steve Bruce left him out of their pre-season trip to Germany.

Sunderland A.F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 24 Jul 18:00

Everton to host charity match in memory of Bradley Lowery†

Everton have confirmed they will host a charity match in honour of Bradley Lowery. The game will take place on September 3, kicking off at 3pm, at Goodison Park.

Sunderland A.F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 24 Jul 15:34

Man City defender Benjamin Mendy almost joined Sunderland

Manchester City new boy Benjamin Mendy sealed a £52million move to the Premier League on Monday, but it could have all been very different for the Frenchman. He almost joined Sunderland.

Sunderland A.F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 24 Jul 14:10

Thomas Sorensen retires aged 41 after Melbourne City stint

Goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen has announced his retirement, aged 41. The former Denmark international played for Sunderland, Aston Villa and Stoke in the Premier League.

Sunderland ‚Äď teamtalk.com 13 Jul 21:59

Sunderland confirm double deal for former Everton duo

Sunderland have announced the double signing of Aiden McGeady and James Vaughan as boss Simon Grayson steps up his recruitment drive.

Republic of Ireland winger McGeady joins from Everton on a three-year deal and, given how he impressed for Preston in the Championship last season, will offer Sunderland fans hope of an immediate return to the Premier League.

McGeady worked with new boss Simon Grayson during his loan spell at Deepdale, and the manager told his club’s official website: “Aiden’s career speaks volumes. He’s been an exceptional player and was an outstanding performer at Preston last season.”

The former Celtic and Spartak Moscow man is joined on Wearside by former Everton striker Vaughan.

He scored 24 goals in 37 appearances for Bury last season and has been widely considered to be better than League One standard.

“James has good experience and he scored a lot of goals last year. He’s a player who will come into the squad and give us something different because I think we were missing a striker with a physical presence – and he certainly brings that attribute,” Grayson added.

“He’s mobile, he knows where the goal is and he fits in with the ethos that we’re trying to bring to Sunderland.”

As Grayson looks to build a Sunderland squad capable of challenging for promotion, the deals represent good value for the club and are a far cry from the millions spent in the top flight.

Press Association Sport understands McGeady cost £250,000 and Vaughan £500,000.

It takes Grayson’s tally of acquisitions to four and all have links to Everton. Tyias Browning and Brendan Galloway moved from Goodison earlier this month while Vaughan started out there in 2004.

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ESPN FC - Sunderland News 13 Jul 21:52

Sunderland seal dual signings of Aiden McGeady and James Vaughan

Aiden McGeady, right, has moved to Sunderland from Everton. Sunderland announced the double signing of Aiden McGeady and James Vaughan on Thursday. Republic of Ireland winger McGeady joins from Everton on a three-year deal and, given how he impressed for Preston in the Championship last season, will offer Sunderland fans hope of an immediate return to the Premier League. McGeady worked with new boss Simon Grayson during his loan spell at Deepdale, and the manager told his club's official website: "Aiden's career speaks volumes. He's been an exceptional player...

Sunderland ‚Äď teamtalk.com 13 Jul 19:33

Defoe given Bournemouth leave for funeral of ?best mate? Bradley

Jermain Defoe has flown home from Bournemouth’s pre-season training camp in Spain attend the funeral of Bradley Lowery on Friday.

During his time at Sunderland, the England striker struck up a close friendship with Bradley, who died on July 7 from a rare form of cancer aged six.

The funeral will take place at St Joseph’s Church in Blackhall Colliery, County Durham, with the memorial service also set to be played on loud speakers outside.

The family will then be having a private ceremony at a crematorium.

Bournemouth posted a message on the club’s official Twitter feed which said: “@IAmJermainDefoe has today departed our pre-season training camp and returned to the UK for the funeral of Bradley Lowery.”

Defoe, 34, signed a three-year deal with the Cherries after leaving Sunderland following their relegation from the Premier League.

Eddie Howe’s squad are currently away in Marbella, where they will take on Portuguese side Estoril in a friendly on Saturday.

Bournemouth open the new Premier League season at West Brom on August 12.

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ESPN FC - Sunderland News 7 Jul 18:49

Remembering Jermain Defoe's No.1 fan

Jermain Defoe's no.1 fan Bradley Lowery has sadly passed following his brave battle with cancer.

ESPN FC - Sunderland News 7 Jul 17:14

Bradley Lowery passes away following battle with neuroblastoma

Jermain Defoe's no.1 fan Bradley Lowery has sadly passed following his brave battle with cancer. Bradley Lowery's parents have confirmed the six-year-old has died following a long battle with neuroblastoma -- a rare type of cancer. Sunderland supporter Lowery came to the attention of many football fans because of his friendship with former Black Cats striker Jermain Defoe. He went on to become a mascot for Sunderland in the Premier League and England in a World Cup qualifying game against Lithuania and found a place in the hearts of thousands of football fans around the world with supporters...

ESPN FC - Sunderland News 7 Jul 13:34

Football world mourns death of Sunderland fan Bradley Lowery, age 6

Jermain Defoe's no.1 fan Bradley Lowery has sadly passed following his brave battle with cancer. After the heartbreaking death of 6-year-old Sunderland super fan Bradley Lowery, the entire football community is coming together to share their sympathies with Lowery's family. His family posted the tragic news on social media on Friday, writing that Lowery had passed after his heroic battle with neuroblastoma, a rare type of cancer. My brave boy has went with the angels today 07/07/17 at 13:35, in mammy and daddies arms surrounded by his... https://t.co/AowNwemgh3— Bradley Lowery (@Bradleysfight) July 7, 2017 The news was devastating to the football world, where Bradley found a place in the hearts of fans, players and teams across Britain and around the world. English...

ESPN FC - Sunderland News 5 Jul 18:59

Everton's Brendan Galloway joins Sunderland on season-long loan

Sunderland have announced that Brendan Galloway will join the team from Everton on a season-long loan. Brendan Galloway has become new Sunderland manager Simon Grayson's first signing after completing a season-long loan move from Everton, the Championship club has confirmed. The Zimbabwe-born 21-year-old, who can play at either centre-half or left-back, headed for Wearside on Tuesday for a medical as the Black Cats look to bolster a squad which has been significantly reduced following the departures of Jordan Pickford, Jermain Defoe and a series of out-of-contract and loan players. ☑️DONE...

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Sunderland | BBC 28 Jun 17:17

Sunderland's Borini set for AC Milan move

Sunderland striker Fabio Borini is set to join Italian giants AC Milan, according to BBC Newcastle.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Sunderland | BBC 21 Jun 16:30

Fans withdraw Sunderland takeover bid

A television production company fronted by Sunderland fans withdraws its bid to buy the club from American Ellis Short.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Sunderland | BBC 21 Jun 10:00

Championship fixtures in full

Find out your team's fixtures in the Championship during the 2017-18 season.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Sunderland | BBC 20 Jun 16:21

Two make Sunderland takeover bids

Sunderland owner Ellis Short is set to decide between two takeover bids for the Championship club.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Sunderland | BBC 17 Jun 14:44

Sunderland assistant Bracewell leaves

Sunderland assistant manager Paul Bracewell leaves the club as they prepare for life in the Championship.

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