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Former Manchester United and Sunderland hero applied for vacant manager post

Dwight Yorke has said that he had 'a conversation' with the Sunderland hierarchy about taking over from David Moyes.

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Nigel Pearson has no interest in Sunderland job.

Sunderland manager hunt: Nigel Pearson has no interest in job leaving Simon Grayson and Jens Keller as leading contenders

Nigel Pearson has ruled himself out of the running to be the next Sunderland manager, with sources confirming to the Echo there is 'no interest' in the job.

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Bain negotiated a �30m deal for Jordan Pickford

Martin Bain’s reaction to Twitter speculation – and how his work behind the scenes at Sunderland goes on

Martin Bain hasn’t had much to smile about since he took over the reins at Sunderland last summer, but, sat at his desk on Thursday evening, he allowed himself a small chuckle.

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John OShea.

Sunderland defender John O’Shea snubs Wolves to sign new Black Cats deal

John O’Shea is set to extend his Sunderland stay into a seventh season.

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Ellis Short

Sunderland takeover deadline may shift as German group looks to finalise deal

Takeover talks will not be resolved until next week as Ellis Short continues his bid to sell Sunderland.

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Sunderland's game at Hillsborough has been rescheduled

Sunderland's clash with Sheffield Wednesday rearranged

Sunderland's clash with Sheffield Wednesday has been pushed back 24 hours.
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Sunderland chief executive Martin Bain.

RECAP: Sunderland AFC blog - Transfer strategy revealed, takeover talk developments, former striker heads to China

Today we reveal details of Sunderland's German transfer strategy, while the search for a new manager and takeover talks step up ahead of pre-season.
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Anichebe was released by Sunderland

Out of contract Sunderland striker makes switch to Chinese second tier

Victor Anichebe has joined Chinese second tier side Beijing Enterprises, according to reports.

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EFL chief executive Shaun Harvey.

Sunderland among EFL clubs to make donation to Grenfell Tower disaster fund

Sunderland and their fellow EFL clubs have agreed to donate a six-figure sum to the victims of the Grenfell Tower disaster.

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Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder.

Sheffield United boss agrees new deal amid Sunderland links, Cats forward edges closer to exit door

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder - who had been linked with the vacant Sunderland job - has agreed a contract extension with the Blades.

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New Pools signing Blair Adams. Picture courtesy of Hartlepool United.

Blair switch project suits former Sunderland left-back

Former Sunderland left-back Blair Adams believes his move to Hartlepool United is just what he needs to kick-start his career.

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Derek McInnes.

David Preece: Sunderland are left with managerial scraps from uninspiring list – just like with past transfers

Derek McInnes’s rejection wasn’t a surprise.

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Preston North End boss Simon Grayson.

Sunderland yet to make formal approach for managerial 'target' while takeover talks take fresh twist

Preston North End boss Simon Grayson remains a leading contender to take charge at the Stadium of Light - but there has not yet been a formal approach from Sunderland.

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Middlesbrough's Stewart Downing celebrates after scoring against Accrington Stanley in the FA Cup last season. Picture by Tom Collins.

Should Sunderland make a move for Middlesbrough midfielder Stewart Downing?

A creative midfielder available on a free transfer.

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Manchester City's Fernando has been linked with Newcastle.

Newcastle’s search for signings drags on, as boss Rafa Benitez prepares for start of pre-season training

Newcastle United’s search for a second summer signing is set to drag on into next week – as the clock ticks down to the start of pre-season training.

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The St James's Park stadium of Newcastle United.

Newcastle United win permission for High Court challenge over tax raids

Newcastle United have won permission to bring a High Court challenge over the seizure of documents by tax officials investigating the financial affairs of several football clubs.

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Martin Bain

Revealed: The German transfer strategy drawn up by David Moyes and Martin Bain for Sunderland to compete in Championship

Sunderland are looking at bargain buys in the German transfer market – regardless of whether a takeover goes through.

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Sunderland owner Ellis Short

RECAP: Sunderland AFC blog - German group in pole position in takeover talks, manager latest, ex-transfer target available on free

Sunderland's search for a new manager continues with Simon Grayson and Nigel Pearson the leading contenders, while takeover talks continue with a German group after Fulwell73 pulled out of talks.
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Middlesbrough have told Stewart Downing he can leave on a free this summer.

Clubs on alert as ex-Sunderland target Stewart Downing told he can leave Middlesbrough on a free

Clubs are on alert after former England midfielder Stewart Downing was told he can leave Middlesbrough on a free transfer this summer.

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Dimi Konstantopoulos is in line for a new deal.

Middlesbrough and ex-Hartlepool United stopper Dimi Konstantopoulos poised to sign new deal

Dimi Konstantopoulos is poised to sign a new one-year deal at Middlesbrough and battle Connor Ripley for the number one spot at the Riverside.

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