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Sunderland A.F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 29 Jun 18:16

Norwich in for Sunderland outcast Steven Fletcher with £30,000 a week deal to lead Canaries' Premier League promotion bid

The 29-year-old had a spell on loan at Marseille last season and is open to a move abroad. However, Norwich are willing to offer him around £30,000 a week to help them return to the Premier League.

Sunderland A.F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 29 Jun 13:06

Jermain Defoe backs Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce to take charge of England following Euro humiliation

Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe has tipped Sam Allardyce to become the next England manager following Roy Hodgson's resignation.

ESPN FC - Sunderland News 29 Jun 12:25

Sunderland's Jermain Defoe backs Sam Allardyce for England job

The FC guys discuss the rumours that Gareth Southgate is set to become interim manager of England, with Arsene Wenger tipped to take over on a permanent basis. ESPN FC's Steve Nicol and Alejandro Moreno debate whether the pressure is greater playing for England or playing in the Premier League. ESPN FC's Steve Nicol gives his take as to who should be the next manager of England. Sam Allardyce deserves to be considered as a potential successor to Roy Hodgson as England manager and could even combine the job with his current role at Sunderland, according to Jermain Defoe. England have begun the search for a new manager after Hodgson resigned within minutes of Monday's humiliating Euro 2016 exit at the hands of Iceland, and under-21 boss Gareth Southgate is widely considered the favourite to assume control, potentially on an interim basis until a permanent successor is found.  There...

Sunderland A.F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 28 Jun 16:51

Emanuele Giaccherini praises Antonio Conte's attention to detail as soon-to-be Chelsea boss masterminds Italy victory

Emanuele Giaccherini hailed Antonio Conte's attention to detail after Italy recorded a famous win over Spain to reach the last eight at Euro 2016. 'We prepared for this game in the tiniest details.'

Sunderland A.F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 26 Jun 16:29

Neven Subotic on the hunt for new club after telling fans he's ready to leave Borussia Dortmund after eight years

The 27-year-old posted an entry to his facebook page on Sunday explaining his thoughts about how he would like to see his career continue. 'I don't want to get paid to sit on the bench', he wrote.

Sunderland – 26 Jun 13:43

Prem clubs on alert as Subotic confirms Dortmund exit

Premier League target Neven Subotic has announced he wants to leave Borussia Dortmund this summer.

Subotic has been linked with a host of English clubs, including Liverpool, Stoke and Sunderland, after catching the eye since making his Dortmund debut in 2008.

However, a number of injuries have seen the defender fall down the pecking order at the Westfalenstadion, with the 27-year-old making only 11 appearances in all competitions last term.

And the Serbia international revealed in a post on his official Facebook page that he will now actively look for a new club.

“Dear friends, during the last year I realised that my love for the game of football in an active role is too big to just be able to see it from outside. Football is an important part of my life. I love it and I can’t be without it,” he wrote.

“I am in the best age for a football player and I want to use my time to improve myself and my team every day. And I want to have the feeling I am needed and I can give everything for my club. That is what I am thinking about.

“I do not want to earn my money on the bench, but to be a active part of the history like I was until last year. I hope you can understand that.

“Borussia Dortmund is the club of my heart and it will always be. Yours, Neven�

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Sunderland – 22 Jun 14:18

Leeds open to Bridcutt return, but Larsson link ?wide of mark?

New Leeds boss Garry Monk is open to the possibility of bringing Liam Bridcutt back to the club – but the Whites reportedly have no interest in his Sunderland team-mate Sebastian Larsson.

The Whites have maintained an interest in Bridcutt after he spent the best part of the 2015/16 season on loan with the Yorkshiremen and the club are weighing up the cost of a permanent deal before the start of next season.

Leeds were hopeful of negotiating a free transfer for the 26-year-old, who earns in the region of £26,000 a week, but Sunderland want to recoup a fee for a player who cost them £2.5million in January 2014.

The former Chelsea trainee was one of three signings made by former Leeds head coach Steve Evans and his influential loan at Elland Road has not gone unnoticed by new boss Monk, according to reports in the Yorkshire Evening Post.

Liam Bridcutt: In talks over Leeds loan extension

Bridcutt made 27 appearances for Leeds after arriving in November, and after the club renewed his loan until the end of the season in January, Evans had planned to include Bridcutt on his list of summer transfer targets.

Evans, however, parted company with Leeds last month and was replaced by Monk, but United are continuing to look at the option of bringing Bridcutt back on a full-time basis.

Speaking shortly before the end of the 2015-16 season, Bridcutt said: “For me, yes I’d like to stay at Leeds if the circumstances are right.

“But I do want to play in the Premier League. I’ve been at that level before. Every club I’m at, I want to be aiming high and I want the club to aim high.

“If Leeds are willing to do that in the summer then I’d be happy to stay.�

Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce insisted last month that he wanted his surplus players to leave as quickly as possible, saying: “We’ll address the situation as part of the big summer turnaround.

“We’ll try to get them back out on loan again at the earliest opportunity, if we can’t move them on permanently.�

The Whites have also been linked with Bridcutt’s Stadium of Light team-mate Larsson, who is also expected to leave Wearside this summer, but sources in the North-East suggest Leeds have expressed no interest in the player, who is currently on Euro 2016 duty with Sweden.


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Sunderland – 21 Jun 12:21

EXCLUSIVE: Twente star Ziyech attracting Prem interest

Twente star Hakim Ziyech could be heading to the Premier League this summer with a number of clubs hoping to beat Bundesliga rivals to the Moroccan’s signature, sources have told TEAMtalk.

The 23-year-old, who generally operates behind a recognised striker or from a wide position, is coming off a stunning couple of seasons in the Eredivisie, in which he plundered 30 goals in 66 games as well as adding a plethora of assists.

That form has seen him attract the attention of Bundesliga clubs, with Borussia Dortmund, Hamburg and Schalke believed to be leading the chase, while Spartak Moscow are attempting to tempt him to Russia instead.

However, two clubs from the Premier League have expressed a strong interest in Ziyech, who would prefer a move to England, with others also continuing to monitor the situation.

Southampton, Sunderland, Swansea, Watford, West Ham, Crystal Palace, as well as new boys Middlesbrough, are all reported to be tracking the player, while Arsenal are also reported to have sent scouts to check on Ziyech.

Ziyech, a left-footed playmaker who has developed a reputation as a set-piece specialist in the Eredivisie, has two years left on his Twente deal.

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Sunderland A.F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 21 Jun 11:34

Zlatan Ibrahimovic will 'come up with something good' against Belgium insists Sweden team-mate Sebastian Larsson    

Sweden midfielder Sebastian Larsson has backed Zlatan Ibrahimovic to regain his form after a slow start to Euro 2016. The 34-year-old striker is yet to score at the tournament in France.

ESPN FC - Sunderland News 20 Jun 16:46

Chelsea move would be a 'dream' for Emanuele Giaccherini - agent

Italy's Emanuele Giaccherini says he has been impressed with the work rate in the Azzurri squad. ESPN FC's Bob Ley and Steve McManaman analyse Leonardo Bonucci's pinpoint pass that led to Emanuele Giaccherini's opener for Italy. Antonio Conte spoke of the "great satisfaction" he felt after Italy qualified for the knockout stages of Euro 2016. It would be a "dream" for Sunderland midfielder Emanuele Giaccherini to join Antonio Conte at Chelsea this summer, according to the player's agent. After winning two Serie A titles and a Coppa Italia in two seasons under Conte at Juventus, Giaccherini's career stalled when he left for Sunderland in a £6.5 million deal in July 2013, and he made just 43 appearances in all competitions across two years for the Black Cats before being sent on loan to Bologna. But the 31-year-old versatile midfielder...

Sunderland – 20 Jun 14:33

Italy star eager to make ?dream? Chelsea move

Emanuele Giaccherini’s agent has said his client would love to seal a summer switch to Chelsea after impressing for Italy at Euro 2016.

The 31-year-old is heading into the final year of his contract at Sunderland and having been shipped out to Bologna last season, his days look set to be numbered at the Stadium of Light.

Giaccherini has shown in France that he is comfortable operating in a 3-5-2 system for Italy, which Antonio Conte could also implement when he takes full charge of Chelsea in the coming weeks.

Agent Furio Valcareggi talked up Giaccherini’s ability in a recent interview and said Conte is a keen admirer of the wing-back. He also reminded potential suitors that he would not command a big transfer fee this summer.

“Giaccherini is a player that played 80 percent of the games for Juventus in a midfield with Paul Pogba, Andrea Pirlo, Arturo Vidal and Claudio Marchisio,” Valcareggi told Sport Italia.

“Conte likes him a lot and Chelsea would be a dream. It’s still too early to talk about his future. After the Euros, whoever wants to buy him will not have to pay a high fee to Sunderland.”

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Sunderland – 19 Jun 14:36

Sunderland eye former Man City striker ? Reports

Sunderland have been linked with a shock move for former Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko, according to reports in Italy.

Dzeko has been unconvincing in his first season in Serie A, scoring 10 goals in 39 appearances in all competitions.

According to reports, Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce is planning an ambitious swoop for the 31-year-old to bring him back to the Premier League.

Sunderland are said to have bid £11million for the Bosnia and Herzegovina captain, with Roma said to be holding out for nearer £15million.

According to Chronicle Live, a deal for the former City striker is unlikely, with Dzeko looking for wages of around £140,000-a-week having taken a pay cut to seal a move to Italy.

After talks with Roma manager Luciano Spalletti, Dzeko is reportedly willing to stay in Italy and fight for his place, unless a big-name club makes a move.

Dzeko scored 50 goal in 130 appearances for City after sealing a move to Manchester from Wolfsburg in a £27million deal in 2011.

The Bosnian struggled to cement a regular starting place at the Etihad Stadium, but often made an impact from the substitutes bench.

Dzeko scored the second goal in City’s 3-2 comeback against QPR to clinch the Premier League title on the last day of the season in 2012.

Black Cats manager Allardyce is targeting a striker in the transfer market this summer, and will be eying a player to ease the pressure on Jermain Defoe, who’s 15 Premier League goals guided Sunderland to safety last season.

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Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Sunderland | BBC 15 Jun 14:54

Premier League fixtures in full

Find out who your club will be playing, and when, in the top-flight next season.

ESPN FC - Sunderland News 15 Jun 12:00

Premier League 2016-17 season opens with Arsenal-Liverpool, Hull-Leicester

The highlights of the Premier League fixture list, including the big derbies, managerial debuts and a tasty opening day. Arsenal will host Liverpool on the first weekend of the 2016-17 season in August, while Leicester City will begin their title defence with a trip to Hull City on their return to the top flight. Jose Mourinho's first match as Manchester United manager on the weekend of Aug. 13-14 will be a visit to Bournemouth. Pep Guardiola's competitive debut in charge of Manchester City will be at home against Sunderland. The two coaches, who shared an intense rivalry during their time in Spain when Mourinho...

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Sunderland | BBC 15 Jun 10:00

Premier League 2016-17 fixtures in full

Leicester start their Premier League title defence at Hull, while Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola meet at Old Trafford on 10 September.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Sunderland | BBC 10 Jun 14:53

Fletcher among four leaving Sunderland

Sunderland confirm the release of Steven Fletcher, Danny Graham, Wes Brown and Steve Harper at the end of their contract.

ESPN FC - Sunderland News 10 Jun 13:38

Steven Fletcher and Wes Brown among those released by Sunderland

Steven Fletcher did not expect to return to Sunderland after completing a loan to Marseille. Sunderland have confirmed the departure of striker Steven Fletcher after leaving him off their official retained list for next season's Premier League campaign. The 29-year-old will exit alongside Wes Brown, Danny Graham and Steve Harper, none of whom will be offered extensions to their contracts which expire this summer. Fletcher joined the Black Cats in a £12 million move from Wolves in 2012 and scored 23 goals in 108 appearances for the club. He signed a loan deal with Marseille in January...

ESPN FC - Sunderland News 9 Jun 22:11

Jermain Defoe's contract extension at Sunderland should help with transfers

With Defoe committed to the club for the medium-term, Sunderland should be able to recruit around him. Jermain Defoe's new contract extension, committing him to Sunderland until 2019, represents as good a piece of business as manager Sam Allardyce could have hoped for in the early close season. The former England striker -- and many feel he should have been in Roy Hodgson's Euro 2016 squad, if only for use as an impact substitute -- was the essential difference in Sunderland's latest battle against relegation. Quite simply, his goals kept the team up. Any attacker capable of scoring 15 times in...

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Sunderland | BBC 9 Jun 17:44

Defoe extends Sunderland deal

Jermain Defoe signs a one-year contract extension that will keep the former England striker at Sunderland until 2019.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Sunderland | BBC 8 Jun 15:37

Van Aanholt signs new Sunderland deal

Sunderland defender Patrick van Aanholt signs a new four-year contract with the Premier League club.

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