Sunderland Rumors & News

  • Newcastle join Sunderland and Aston Villa in race for Spurs star Andros Townsend

    Daily Star "But Spurs chief Daniel Levy, who is renowned for driving a hard bargain, has told the trio of clubs he will not sell for a penny less than £15m. Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino is carrying out a major revamp of his squad. And despite being an important member of Roy Hodgson's England..." July 14

  • Townsend interesting Aston Villa and Sunderland with Tottenham slapping a £15million price tag on their man

    Daily Mail "Aston Villa and Sunderland remain keen on Tottenham winger Andros Townsend. The England international has been determined to cement his place in Tottenham's first team but is facing an uncertain future as Mauricio Pochettino re-shapes his squad. Tim Sherwood and Dick Advocaat would both like..." July 10

  • Newcastle enter £7m BATTLE with Sunderland and Leicester to sign in-demand Liverpool flop

    The Express "The Hammers have reportedly put the England international up for sale ahead of the summer window, but won't consider offers below £7million. The Upton Park outfit signed the 30-year-old for £5m in 2013 from Liverpool, where he failed to live up to his £20m price-tag in two seasons. Despite..." June 29

  • Sunderland ready to smash transfer record for £15m Newcastle target Georginio Wijnaldum

    Daily Mirror "Dick Advocaat is prepared to smash Sunderland transfer record and beat Newcastle to £15m Dutch ace Georginio Wijnaldum. The 24 year PSV attacking midfielder is at the top of Sunderland’s wanted list. The club skipper is also on Steve McClaren’s radar, but Advocaat is using his Holland..." June 23

  • Sunderland's Steven Fletcher must take a pay cut to join Celtic

    Chronicle Live "Steven Fletcher will have to accept a massive pay cut if he is to join Scottish champions Celtic this summer. The Sunderland striker is about to enter the final year of his contract and is unlikely to be offered a new deal after scoring just 19 goals in 78 Premier League appearances since his..." June 12

  • Dick Advocaat signs one-year deal to manage Sunderland

    Pro Soccer Talk "Despite walking away from Sunderland in May after signing a short-term deal for the final few months of the Premier League season, legendary Dutch manager Dick Advocaat is heading back to the Stadium of Light. Advocaat, 67, joined the Black Cats in March after Gus Poyet was fired with..." June 04

  • Sam Allardyce: I'm not interested in Sunderland job

    The Telegraph "Sam Allardyce has told Sunderland it is too soon for him to consider becoming their head coach, as he is determined to take a break from the game following his departure from West Ham. Allardyce is the bookmaker’s favourite to take charge of the Black Cats next season, and had interested owner..." May 29

  • West Ham boss Sam Allardyce rubbishes reports linking him with Sunderland job

    Daily Mirror "Sam Allardyce has dismissed suggestions he is welcoming interest from Sunderland. The West Ham boss is set to be axed at the end of the season after the east Londoners' slump in form over the second half of the season. Sunderland, themselves fighting the drop, are targeting Big Sam to..." April 27

  • Adam Johnson charged with 3 counts of sexual activity with child under 16

    The Score "Sunderland midfielder Adam Johnson has been charged with three counts of sexual activity with a child under 16 and one count of sexual grooming. Johnson, who was arrested March 2 on suspicion of having sex with a 15-year-old, was formally charged Thursday at the Peterlee police station in..." April 23

  • Barclays will not renew £40m-a-year Premier League sponsorship when current deal expires

    Daily Mail "Premier League sponsors Barclays will not renew their £40million-a-year deal when the current agreement expires at the end of the 2015-16 season. The bank agreed a £120m three-year deal in 2012 for the present rights - an increase of almost 50 per cent on their previous £82m contract. But..." March 30

  • Premier League clubs to share £1billion of TV money with lower leagues

    Daily Mirror "The Premier League has agreed to filter £1billion of its new bumper domestic TV deal outside the top flight from next year. The 20 top-flight clubs have pledged to share 20 per cent of the mammoth £5.1billion domestic rights package announced last month. The money will be filtered down to..." March 27

  • Dick Advocaat urges Sunderland to ‘win ugly’ after West Ham defeat

    The Guardian "For a man who had just watched his new side succumb to a cruel late defeat that hung on a questionable refereeing decision, Dick Advocaat was in a surprisingly talkative mood. Sunderland’s new manager veered away from criticising Lee Mason for his failure to spot Nenê’s blatant foul on Sebastian..." March 23

  • Sunderland weigh up move for young Liverpool defender

    Sunderland Echo "Sunderland are keeping tabs on Liverpool centre-half Tiago Ilori, ahead of their summer defensive overhaul. This week’s dismissal of Gus Poyet will not have a significant bearing on Sunderland’s recruitment plans for the end of the season, with sporting director Lee Congerton continuing to draw..." March 21

  • Sunderland's Adam Johnson has returned to training after the club lifted his suspension following his arrest

    BBC "Sunderland's Adam Johnson has returned to training after the club lifted his suspension following his arrest. The 27-year-old England international had been suspended by the club after he was arrested on suspicion of sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl. The club held talks with the..." March 19

  • Next Sunderland manager: Dick Advocaat eyed as short-term fix but Sam Allardyce is top choice

    Daily Mirror "Dick Advocaat was in negotiations to become Sunderland’s ‘fire fighter’ - but Sam Allardyce is their No1 long term choice. Sunderland owner Ellis Short sacked manager Gus Poyet and has decided to make a short term appointment until the summer with Advocaat in talks with director of football Lee..." March 17

  • Sunderland close in on appointing Dick Advocaat as interim manager

    The Guardian "Sunderland are set to appoint Dick Advocaat as their temporary manager until the end of the season after dispensing with the services of Gus Poyet, although the former England manager Steve McClaren is understood to be the club’s favoured long-term target. Advocaat confirmed on Monday night he..." March 17

  • Sunderland appoint Dick Advocaat and offer him nearly £1m to save them from relegation

    Daily Star "The 67-year-old Dutchman has been announced by the relegation-threatened club today following the sacking of Gus Poyet yesterday. He can expect to earn around £25,000 a week for the remaining nine games of the season. But he will also bank a cool £500,000 bonus if he keeps the Black Cats..." March 17

  • Gus Poyet's sacking was the best outcome for both parties... he was never the right fit at Sunderland

    Daily Mail "He was the manager who wanted to be sacked. For while Gus Poyet may have vowed to fight on in the wake of Saturday’s 4-0 humiliation at home to Aston Villa, Monday’s dismissal as head coach of Sunderland would have come as a mighty relief. Poyet has long since lost faith in his vision for..." March 17

  • Sunderland sack manager Gus Poyet after Aston Villa humiliation

    ESPN FC "Sunderland have sacked manager Gus Poyet following the club's 4-0 home defeat to Aston Villa on Saturday. Poyet, 47, has overseen just one Premier League win since their derby victory at Newcastle on Dec. 21. The Black Cats now sit just one point and one place above the Premier League's..." March 16

  • Sunderland eye Sam Allardyce if Premier League strugglers sack Gus Poyet

    Daily Mail "Sam Allardyce will be a contender for the Sunderland manager's job if Gus Poyet is sacked. Poyet is under mounting pressure at the Stadium of Light after an alarming slide down the table, culminating in Saturday's dreadful loss against Aston Villa which sparked a supporter revolt. The..." March 16

  • Sunderland vs Newcastle to remain 4pm kick-off despite police pleas to Premier League

    Daily Mirror "The Premier League are refusing to move the time of next month’s Wear-Tyne derby, despite pleas from police to switch to an earlier kick-off to avoid potential drink-related trouble. The decision to stick to a 4pm Bank Holiday Sunday start time for the 153rd derby at the Stadium of Light comes..." March 16

  • Sunderland’s Gus Poyet plays down touchline clash with Hull’s Steve Bruce

    The Guardian "Gus Poyet revealed the 24 hours preceding Sunderland’s Premier League draw at Hull had been the most difficult of his managerial career. Sunderland suspended Adam Johnson on Monday, pending the outcome of a police investigation, after the 27-year-old England winger was bailed following arrest..." March 04

  • Adam Johnson released on bail after arrest over suspicion of sexual activity with underage girl

    The Score "Sunderland winger Adam Johnson was released on bail Monday, hours after being arrested on suspicion of having sex with a 15-year-old girl. Johnson, who is suspended from Sunderland pending the outcome of a police investigation, spent Monday being questioned at Peterlee police station in County..." March 03

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  • Sunderland star Adam Johnson arrested on suspicion of sex with 15-year-old-girl

    Daily Mirror "England footballer Adam Johnson has been arrested today on suspicion of sex with an under-age girl. Three police cars with plain clothes officers and a van were seen at the Sunderland star's mansion in County Durham around 9am today. Forensics officers also arrived as part of the probe...." March 02

  • Emanuele Giaccherini's future at Sunderland is safe

    Daily Mail "Gus Poyet has reassured Emanuele Giaccherini that he has a future at Sunderland after a nightmare two seasons at the Stadium of Light. The 29-year-old has been ruled out until the summer after suffering a recurrence of the ankle injury which has limited the playmaker to just four starts this..." February 27

  • 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 "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