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Sunderland A.F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 27 May 00:04

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes plays down Sunderland interest

Derek McInnes insists he still has the drive to achieve more at Aberdeen after being installed as favourite to take charge of Sunderland. The Black Cats have placed McInnes high on their list.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Sunderland | BBC 26 May 16:58

Sunderland job no distraction - McInnes

Attracting the interest of Sunderland has proved no distraction ahead of the Scottish Cup final, says Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes.

Sunderland – teamtalk.com 26 May 16:30

McInnes not thinking of Sunderland job; cup final is his focus

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes insists he has been too focused on the William Hill Scottish Cup final to even think about Sunderland’s managerial vacancy.

The Dons manager’s name has been mentioned in dispatches as the Premier League team consider a replacement for David Moyes, who resigned on Monday.

Former Rangers boss Walter Smith is understood to be advising Sunderland chief executive Martin Bain on the appointment and the 69-year-old publicly backed McInnes when the Ibrox manager’s role was vacant earlier this year.

When asked if the role was something that would interest him, McInnes said: “All my interest is tomorrow’s game and preparing the team.”

The speculation emerged as Aberdeen bid to beat treble-chasing Celtic at Hampden on Saturday after finishing runners-up in the Betfred Cup and Ladbrokes Premiership.

Speaking at a Hampden media conference, McInnes said: “Honestly, it’s been no distraction whatsoever.

“It just doesn’t play a part to be honest. At this stage of the season a lot of English clubs have finished up and when there are managerial changes and there are players moving on or players going out of contract, there’s loads of speculation.

“I’ve had speculation about my players for three months, players out of contract, players under contract. It’s just the nature of the game. It’s just speculation and it’s had no bearing on our preparation.”

The former St Johnstone and Bristol City manager has led Aberdeen to three consecutive runners-up spots in the Premiership as well as the 2014 League Cup – the club’s first trophy for 19 years.

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ESPN FC - Sunderland News 26 May 16:26

Chelsea, West Brom suffer least from injuries; relegated Sunderland most

Champions Chelsea had the second-least number of days lost from injury, while relegated Sunderland had the most. That tells you a lot.

Sunderland – teamtalk.com 26 May 12:00

Paper Talk: Mourinho wants quartet in 300m spending spree

Manchester United have “cleared a significant hurdle” in their pursuit of Antoine Griezmann, while Arsenal have made Alexis Sanchez a huge contract offer, all in today’s papers. 

 

GRIEZMANN ‘HURDLE CLEARED’

The fact that Manchester United’s players are now commenting about Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann seems to be a far bigger indicator than the Daily Mirror’s latest “news”.

The tabloid have this morning claimed that United are ready to activate Griezmann’s £86million release clause at Atletico, and ‘yes’ we have read this several times before.

In March the Manchester Evening News said a deal was done, while the player’s representative Eric Olhats said a concrete approach had been made by a United in April.

Today’s report claims United “have cleared a significant hurdle” by winning the Europa League and qualifying for the Champions League.

And that appears to be the crux of the article.

More significantly though some of United’s players have started to talk about Griezmann.

“Griezmann is a brilliant player, a phenomenon,” said Ander Herrera. “He’s a star and all the teams in the world would want him. However, Griezmann is still an Atletico Madrid player and I respect Atletico and their fans.

“I’ve said it in the past, after Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi, he is in that group of those that can become their possible successors.”

And Juan Mata was encouraged by Griezmann suggesting moving to United was a “six out of 10” chance.

“When I was at school, a six out of 10 was considered OK — I would take that,” said Mata “Griezmann is a great player and I like great players. He has quality, he gets goals.

“I don’t know him, but he seems like a good person. I don’t know what will happen, but of course I like him.”

The article also named Romelu Lukaku, Eric Dier, Tiemoue Bakayoko, and Michael Keane as United;s summer targets.

 

PAPER TALK ITALIA: Kessie saga sorted; City, United battle for Monaco man

SANCHEZ OFFERED HUGE DEAL

Arsenal have made another offer to Alexis Sanchez in a bid to keep him away from Bayern Munich, according to a report.

The Daily Mail believes the Gunners have offered Sanchez £270,000 a week, just £30,000 away from the £300,000 the Chile forward is believed to be wanting.

The deal which is loaded with incentives is aimed at keeping Bayern at arm’s length, but the Germans, along with
Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain are interested.

Sanchez is outo of contract next summer and has so far refused to sign an extension and more talks are planned after the FA Cup final on Saturday.

Speculation has already heightened this week after the Chile FA accidentally listed him as a Bayern player in their Confederations Cup squad list.

 

AND THE REST

Jose Mourinho has handed Ed Woodward a list of four players – Antoine Griezmann, Romelu Lukaku, Andrea Belotti and Michael Keane – to sign in a £300m spending spree. (Daily Mail)

Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, a target for Manchester United and Chelsea, is close to agreeing a £52m move to AC Milan. (La Gazzetta dello Sport)

PSG midfielder Blaise Matuidi is on Jose Mourinho’s radar. (Le10sport)

Liverpool will have to pay up to £60m if they are to sign RB Leipzig’s 22-year-old midfielder Naby Keita. (Times)

United are confident of signing Griezmann by the end of June and have already agreed a “hugely persuasive” financial package with the 26-year-old’s representatives. (Independent)

Stoke forward Marko Arnautovic is a £15m transfer target for AC Milan and Paris St-Germain. (Sun)

West Ham are hoping to sign Manchester City’s 20-year-old Nigerian striker Kelechi Iheanacho. (Sun)

Former England boss Fabio Capello says Man United are “not an exciting team” and need more than just France international Griezmann. (Daily Star)

Marco Silva is expected to replace Sam Allardyce as Crystal Palace manager after leaving Hull City. (London Evening Standard)

Chris Coleman has dismissed rumours linking him with the vacant Palace job and says he wants to remain with Wales until the 2018 World Cup. (ITV)

Juventus are preparing an offer for 23-year-old Monaco and Brazil midfielder Fabinho, a target for Manchester United and Manchester City. (Calciomercato)

West Brom will have to pay £35m if they want to sign Watford striker Troy Deeney, 28, this summer. (Birmingham Mail)

Wayne Rooney has at least two £50m offers from China to consider as his Manchester United career draws to a close, but has his heart set on a return to former club Everton. (Daily Mail)

Diego Costa will cost Tianjin Quanjian a world-record £152m if his move to China goes ahead this summer. (Daily Mail)

West Ham are hoping Pablo Zabaleta can help lure Kelechi Iheanacho to the club for £25m. (The Sun)

Leicester City and Everton are also considering moves for Deeney. (Daily Mail)

Manchester United will not sell Spain midfielder Ander Herrera, 27, to Barcelona. (Independent)

Liverpool have no plans to sign Porto goalkeeper Iker Casillas, 36, on a free transfer this summer. (Liverpool Echo)

West Brom face competition from Newcastle United for the signing of Sporting Lisbon’s Portugal midfielder William Carvalho, 25. (Birmingham Mail)

Watford want to make 24-year-old Genk and Gambia defender Omar Colley their first summer signing. (Watford Observer)

Everton could sign defender Cuco Martina, 27, on a free transfer after he was released by Southampton. (Liverpool Echo)

Swansea City striker Fernando Llorente, 32, says he held talks with Chelsea manager Antonio Conte in January, but would now be open to a return to Spain. (Cadena Ser, via Metro)

Brighton hope to beat Newcastle to the loan signing of 19-year-old Tammy Abraham after both clubs were given permission to speak to the Chelsea striker.(Telegraph)

Timmy Abraham, the 15-year-old brother of Tammy, has joined Fulham from Charlton Athletic. (Bristol Post)

Former club captain Nigel Pearson is expected to get the Middlesbrough job, but Garry Monk is also a candidate after resigning from Leeds United. (Middlesbrough Gazette)

Former Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka is the favourite to replace Monk at Elland Road. (Telegraph)

Derby want to sign Burnley winger George Boyd on a free transfer, with the 31-year-old Scotland international yet to agree a new deal with the Clarets. (Daily Mirror)

 

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Sunderland A.F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 26 May 11:49

QUIZ: Who is each Premier League club's record signing?

With spending expected to go through the roof among Premier League clubs this summer we should see some new club transfer records. But can you remember each club's record transfer fee?

Sunderland A.F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 26 May 00:07

Bournemouth offer Jermain Defoe three-year deal

Terms have been agreed on a three-year deal that will see the 34-year-old earn a staggering £20m and it is understood an announcement will be made imminently.

Sunderland A.F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 25 May 19:23

Man Utd news: Ander Herrera prepared to snub Barcelona

TRANSFER NEWS COLUMN: Watford demand £35million for striker Troy Deeney while Ander Herrera has backed Manchester United to sign Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Sunderland | BBC 25 May 18:33

Sunderland eye Aberdeen boss McInnes

Aberdeen's Derek McInnes is one of the candidates being considered by Sunderland as they seek a manager to replace David Moyes.

Sunderland – teamtalk.com 25 May 12:34

No excuses for Man United now ahead of transfer window

Our readers react to Manchester United’s Europa League success, Arsenal fans bemoan their lot in life, and Harry Kane is issued a challenge.

Get involved in the debate here.

Kane needs to do it on biggest stage

Over 70 goals in around 90 games speaks for itself. He does need to show it next year in the CL and hopefully for England. I truly think though he is world class at this point, and could be considered in the top ten strikers in the world.

SeanT

Man Utd can be proud of season

Job done. A highly professional performance when I was expecting it would be much closer and tenser. Well done to the team on being so level headed and almost android in performance today.

When we started the season, there were 5 pieces of silverware available to us and we bagged 3. Winning this game was imperative for us having thrown the league.

In the end, I am disappointed in the general quality of play we have shown in the penalty box this season but I think we can walk away somewhat satisfied with our results.

Hatters

Very professional job that. Would certainly not have impressed the football snobs but a job well done nonetheless and a second trophy in the bag. It’s a good foundation to build on now and Mourinho will be relatively pleased with his debut season despite the football not being great the past few weeks.

It’s far from an elite trophy but a much more satisfying way to get into the CL, in my opinion, than top 4 in the league. Nobody remembers coming 2nd, 3rd or 4th but you never forget winning a trophy.

 

number_seven

Would rather come 6th and win a trophy and get cl then finish 2nd,3rd or 4th mate. Last night was all about winning, who cares how you play in a final once you win. Jose wins these games all day long

Big win for Utd and caps off a very good 1st season for Jose and Utd

Sean the sailor

Meanwhile, the Manchester City response…

Not one to talk about those outside the city limits, but if you won the Europa league, a definitive second level competition. Would you not just shake hands,salute the fans who travelled, and say – there’s more to come boys! rather than parade it like you’d achieved something at that point? Happy to debate any visiting Man Utd fans on the subject..

mcfc-psychology

No excuses for Man Utd now this summer!

What a solid performance. Smalling and Blind had a very confident game. Smalling actually won most, if not all, his aerial duels (I think he’s made a case to Jose). Valencia and Darmian were class. Fellaini was unplayable and Herrera, my man of the match and season, broke up everything good Ajax could have produced. Rashford ran the channels all night long. Mkhi and Mata played well.

So proud of Manchester United and Jose Mourinho.

Now, we have no excuses for next season. Champions League proper means we can definitely sign the best players available. No need to sell the dream of a good future. The future is here…in less than 3 months!

Ed, go and sign Jose’s primary targets and lets go and get our trophies back next season!!!

Imzino

‘The Longer Wenger Stays The Worse It Will Get’

We have an inept manager who doesn’t know if he will be there next season (so he says). We have a poor side who don’t seem to care if we win or lose half of the time. We have overpaid over indulged players who only think about money and their next contract. We have a poor defence with half of them injured. We have a BofD who are living in cloud cuckoo land. WE have a majority shareholder who is so hands off he might as well not exists. He contributes nothing and is happy for a bunch of Old Duffers and an egotistical fool to run or rather ruin the club. Ive said it before and I’ll say it again. ‘The Longer Wenger Stays The Worse It Will Get’.

The Oracle

Arsenal won’t replicate Man Utd Europa success

So I hear a lot of Arsenal fans saying that if we take the Europa league Seriously we’ll win it now that we are in it.How arrogant is that?First of all I just wanted to say that winning the Europa league is much tougher than people think.It will be a good achievement if we do win it since it’s a direct route into the CL and honestly it’s the closest we can come to winning a trophy in europe. Make no mistake about it though,it is not for elite clubs.The fact that you’re in the europa league proves you’re not an elite quality wise at least in that period.

There’s no doubt about it, we should have a strong enough squad to compete on all fronts.But our club’s decline has already started.We have been the only failure in the PL.All of chelsea,man city,Liveprool,Spurs,Man united have far far far better managers than we do and all of them have changed to that in recent years and now they’ve all qualified for the CL and we haven’t.This is not a joke, it’s about damage limitation now.Both the board and wenger have to leave to see any shot at success from next season onwards.

In my personal opinion, we still won’t win the Europa league.In fact it’s almost impossible considering the condition of our club.I expect better teams to be in it next season than they were in this one.We have a poor mentality to go all the way and somewhere along the lines we’ll falter. Such is the state of this club.

thespecialone

Lallana vulnerable in Liverpool summer reshuffle

Adam Lallana: Set for a month on the sidelines

It all depends on whether Klopp gets his first choice targets, if he does as I said I wouldn’t be surprised at all to see Lallana (for example) on the bench. He can still come on and contribute or start where required but the important thing is that some of these guys won’t be regular starters as we have no other quality options.

Bob-Notts

Milner the man Liverpool fans want

I’d suggest that Milner can cross better with his bad foot than most of the team can do with their good one. Whatever about anything else that’s been said here, let’s not forget Milners salary. WE all want him in the team, even if we disagree about what role we want him in but I think his high wages may dictate whether or not he moves on this summer.

MrMakaveli

‘I would never trade Klopp for Mourinho’

hopefully we get into champions league playing the exciting football we can… I would never trade Jose for Klopp and their playing styles, Klopp could probably be more pragmatic at times but I am thankful that we have a manager that actually loves and is passionate about the game instead of being obsessed with winning.

nocturnal_red

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Sunderland – teamtalk.com 25 May 09:31

Paper Talk: Chelsea superstar may stay; Toon want Carvalho

Real Madrid have reportedly cooled their interest in signing a Chelsea attacker, while Newcastle have joined the race for a Sporting Lisbon midfielder, according to Thursday’s newspapers.
 

REAL COOL INTEREST IN CHELSEA PLAYMAKER

Real Madrid are ready to cool their interest in Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard, despite continued rumours that they will sign the Belgium star this summer.

The Spanish champions have reportedly turned their attentions to younger targets as they plan for the future, according to Spanish news outlet El Bernabeu.

While Hazard isn’t exactly a veteran, at just 26, Real’s top target is now believed to be Monaco’s star forward Kylian Mbappe, 18.

Real are also said to be concerned that Hazard’s arrival could hinder the development of one of their brightest young stars in 21-year-old Marco Asensio.

TOON JOIN RACE TO SIGN SPORTING MIDFIELDER

Newcastle have reportedly joined the hunt for Sporting Lisbon sensation William Carvalho.

Following their return to the Premier League, at the first time of asking, Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez is looking to add proven quality to his squad and a raid for Carvalho is said to be on the cards.

The 25-year-old has played more than 100 games for Sporting and has also been capped 31 times by Portugal.

The midfielder is said to have a £39m release clause in his contract but Sporting are unlikely to demand that much, according to O Jogo.

The Daily Star also reports that Man City and Arsenal are keen on the player, with City seeing him as an ideal long-term replacement for Yaya Toure.

AND THE REST

Everton accept they have reached the end of the line in contract talks with Ross Barkley and will reluctantly consider offers for the midfielder (Daily Mirror)

Juventus have reportedly joined Manchester United in the race for midfielder Renato Sanches (The Sun)

Manchester United are willing to activate Antoine Griezmann’s 100m escape clause – around £86m – to strengthen their attack (Daily Mirror)

Crystal Palace are plotting to hijack Porto’s move for ex-Hull boss Marco Silva (Daily Mail)

Burnley will risk losing Michael Keane on a free transfer after next season if they do not receive a big enough bid for his services this summer (Daily Mirror)

Crystal Palace will be entitled to £2m compensation from Sam Allardyce’s next club if he takes another management job inside two years (The Times)

Chile accidentally listed Alexis Sanchez as a Bayern Munich player during their latest squad announcement as speculation continues to grow over Arsenal future (The Sun)

Luke Shaw expects to learn if he has a future at Manchester United after their Europa League final win (Daily Mirror)

Wembley’s security has worryingly been described as a ‘shambles’ by a senior insider just two days before the stadium hosts the FA Cup final (Daily Mail)

Burnley boss Sean Dyche is on Crystal Palace’s managerial shortlist to replace Sam Allardyce after his dramatic resignation on Tuesday (Daily Mirror)

Steve Cotterill is in the running for the Sunderland job (Daily Mirror)


Everton manager Ronald Koeman will attempt to add some creativity to his squad this summer (Daily Mail)

Arsenal youngster Gedion Zelalem is facing up to nine months on the sidelines after rupturing his cruciate ligament in his knee while on international duty with USA at the U20 World Cup (The Sun)

Everton are preparing another bid for QPR’s Josh Bowler after their first offer of £3m was rejected (Daily Star)

Felix Gotze, brother of Borussia Dortmund star Mario, has been handed his first professional contract by Bayern Munich (The Sun)

Goalkeeper Willy Caballero has been offered a new deal by Manchester City (The Sun)

Steve McClaren has snubbed a shock return to management with Wigan (The Sun)

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes is on the shortlist to replace David Moyes at Sunderland (Daily Mail)

Crystal Palace want to speak to Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic about becoming their new manager (The Sun)

Aston Villa owner Dr Tony Xia will be back to work next week despite having heart surgery on Monday (The Sun)

Inter Milan are resigned to defeat in their ambitious bid to prise Antonio Conte from Chelsea (Daily Mail)

Paris Saint-Germain have joined the queue of clubs targeting Gael Clichy, who will leave Manchester City when his contract expires next month (The Telegraph)

Barcelona are ready to appoint Atletico Bilbao boss Ernesto Valverde as their new manager following Luis Enrique’s exit (Daily Star)

Daniel Sturridge is out of England’s squad and faces a fight to be ready for pre-season as he prepares for treatment to cure a long-standing hip problem (Daily Mail)

Nuno Espirito Santo, the outgoing manager of Porto, has emerged as the latest candidate to replace Paul Lambert at Wolves (The Times)

Kelechi Iheanacho fully expects to stay at Manchester City this summer despite the mounting speculation over his future (Daily Star)

Jack Butland will be recalled by Gareth Southgate today when the England manager names his squad for games against Scotland and France (The Times)

Roy Hodgson would be interested in speaking to Crystal Palace if he is approached over the manager’s job following Sam Allardyce’s decision to quit and retire from football (The Telegraph)

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Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Sunderland | BBC 24 May 23:36

'Heartbreak' as Bradley's tumours spread

The six-year-old's family say the football mascot does "not have long" after doctors found new tumours.

Sunderland A.F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 24 May 22:12

Jason Denayer filmed kicking man in head in 6am brawl

Manchester City youngster Jason Denayer appears to be have been caught on camera kicking another man during a street fight. The incident occurred on Sunday, May 21 at around 6am.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Sunderland | BBC 24 May 15:23

Man City's Denayer regrets role in brawl

Manchester City defender Jason Denayer says he "regrets" becoming involved in a brawl outside a Brussels nightclub on Sunday.

Sunderland – teamtalk.com 23 May 22:13

Exclusive: Sunderland?s No.1 boss target revealed

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes is Sunderland’s No. 1 target to replace David Moyes, according to TEAMtalk sources.

Former Scotland boss Walter Smith is advising Sunderland in their search for Moyes’ replacement.

It’s believed the 69-year-old is acting as an unofficial adviser as chief executive Martin Bain, with whom he worked during his time in charge at Rangers, draws up a shortlist of potential candidates following Moyes’ resignation on Monday evening.

The Black Cats are in no rush to make an appointment after going through no fewer than eight permanent managers since Roy Keane parted company with the club in December 2008, and four since Martin O’Neill was shown the door in March 2013.

Smith’s role could point to exactly where the club may look for the new man, with McInnes top of their wanted list after guiding the Dons to a second-place finish behind runaway champions Celtic.

McInnes was a key member of Smith’s Rangers side which won the SPL title in 1996-97 and he is believed to be a big admirer of the 45-year-old, who has a 54% win ratio with the Dons.

The bookmakers are divided in their assessment of the situation, with former Black Cats striker Kevin Phillips, currently on the staff at Derby, and ex-Leicester manager Nigel Pearson among the early favourites, while one-time Newcastle manager Alan Pardew’s potential candidacy has raised eyebrows.

Sources close to Aitor Karanka, who left Middlesbrough in March, and former Boro and Magpies boss Steve McClaren have played down speculation surrounding them, while Garry Monk continues to figure prominently, although he is believed to have been offered a 12-month deal at Leeds.

Wolves boss Paul Lambert is also believed to be interested in the post, but the focus for the Black Cats is McInnes.

However, as Bain draws up the list he will then present to owner Ellis Short, he will do so knowing the job he eventually puts before his chosen candidate could be a difficult one to sell.

Sunderland’s financial situation is bleak – their last annual figures showed a loss after tax of £33million and a net debt of £110.4million – and relegation from the Premier League will drastically reduce revenue.

In addition, they still owe significant amounts in instalments for transfer fees they have committed in the recent past, some for players no longer at the club.

Moyes was made aware of the full extent of the problems only after he had taken the job and his dismay at what was available for him to spend in January only grew when it emerged that any summer rebuild would have to be conducted on an extremely limited budget even if the club did cash in on the likes of Jordan Pickford, Lamine Kone and Wahbi Khazri.

A wage bill of £83.8million, which accounted for 77.6 percent of the club’s turnover in the year to July 31, 2016, will be slashed by 40 per cent due to relegation reduction clauses in the contracts of most of the players who stay, while Jermain Defoe’s seemingly imminent departure to Bournemouth will raise no cash, but save around £4million a year in salary.

But with Short’s hopes of selling the club having so far proved in vain and his willingness to throw more good money after bad exhausted, the vacancy at the Stadium of Life is perhaps not currently as attractive as it might have been in the recent past.

There is a huge rebuilding job to be done on Wearside, and former defender Anton Ferdinand is calling on the club to give the fans a manager and a team they deserve.

He told talkSPORT: “Up there, people go to work just so they can go to the game – that’s how passionate it is up there, and the team didn’t reflect that last year.

“The team I was in up there was full of players who knew the Premier League and who played with determination and knew that you had to compete and run and work hard for the shirt before the quality on the ball came into play.

“It’s a club that’s close to my heart and I want to see them back in the Premier League. The fans up there certainly deserve it. They deserve someone in the technical area who shares their passion, and they deserve players up there who share their passion too.”

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ESPN FC - Sunderland News 23 May 22:01

Bournemouth close to deal for Sunderland's Jermain Defoe - sources

Paul Mariner talks how Jermain Defoe is still such a success in the Premier League and what he'll bring to Bournemouth should they end up signing him. Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe is poised to join Bournemouth, sources close to both clubs have told ESPN FC. Defoe has activated a clause in his contract allowing him to leave Sunderland on a free transfer in the wake of the club's relegation from the Premier League. A number of clubs have expressed an interest in signing Defoe this summer, but Bournemouth have moved swiftly to try and tie up a deal for the England international. Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe is a big admirer of Defoe and sees his...

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Sunderland | BBC 23 May 19:10

Defoe close to signing for Bournemouth

Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe is close to signing for Bournemouth on a free transfer.

ESPN FC - Sunderland News 22 May 23:13

Darke: David Moyes has lost his mojo

The FC crew react to David Moyes' resignation as Sunderland's manager after their relegation from the Premier League.

ESPN FC - Sunderland News 22 May 22:37

Alan Pardew in consideration for vacant Sunderland job - sources

The guys at Exploding Heads take you through the key storylines from the last day of the Premier League season. Alan Pardew is the surprise name on the list of potential Sunderland candidates. Former Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew is the surprise name in the frame for the vacant manager's job at Sunderland, sources close to Pardew have told ESPN FC. Sunderland are beginning their search for a new manager after David Moyes resigned from his role on Monday just 24 hours following the final game of the season -- Sunday's 5-1 defeat to champions Chelsea. The Black Cats are keen to get the right man to replace Moyes. They are currently preparing for life back in the Championship next season...

ESPN FC - Sunderland News 22 May 19:53

Moyes faces a bleak future after his Sunderland reign ends in relegation

Craig Burley and Alejandro Moreno reflect on David Moyes' managerial struggles after Sunderland's relegation. David Moyes has accepted Sunderland's fate, but reiterates his embarrassment on not delivering for Sunderland's fan-base. Despite their fate of Premier League relegation, David Moyes is proud of the way Sunderland conducted themselves vs. Hull. In choosing to quit Sunderland, David Moyes at last got a big decision correct. Following his club's relegation, his decision to leave the Stadium of Light might have been little surprise, but it was a brave one nonetheless, given he has quit a job that paid handsomely and had three contractual years to run. It has been reported that he refused a £3 million compensation payment. Should he want to return to management, future options look barren, but there was no other choice to make. In his...

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