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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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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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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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VIDEO: Sunderland Q&A on takeover talks, Cats search for manager, Championship challenge and transfer priorities

With takeover talks continuing and the hunt for a new manager ongoing there was plenty of talking points to discuss in our live Q&A with Sunderland fans.
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Pearson could come into the frame if a takeover doesn't come off

Sunderland manager search: The latest runners and riders

Sunderland's manager search continues with takeover talks rumbling on in the background.

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Bury boss Lee Clark.

Sunderland in line for 4,000 ticket allocation for Bury Carabao Cup clash

Sunderland are expected to be backed by more than 4,000 fans for the Carabao Cup clash against Bury.
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Derby County boss Gary Rowett. PA pic

What can Sunderland expect from their first five Championship opponents? Managers and squads so far assessed

Sunderland have been handed a difficult start to the season with five challenging games in August.

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Sunderland owner Ellis Short

Sunderland fans’ dream of owning club still alive – but German consortium can push through deal

A trio of Sunderland fans haven’t given up on their ‘dream’ to one day own Sunderland after pulling out of a deal to buy the club from Ellis Short.

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