Sunderland AFC news: New deal for Watmore, Celtic ace a long-shot, Toivonen and Larsson heading to Euro 2016

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Sunderland fans woke up to the news they were hoping for this morning - hot prospect Duncan Watmore wants to STAY at the club.

Watmore has enjoyed a spectacular rise over recent weeks, with the 21-year-old producing a man-of-the-match display for England Under-21s on Monday, despite being limited to a 15-minute run-out from the bench.

Sunderland want him to stay and the forward has confirmed he is keen to extend his stay at the Stadium of Light too.

He said: "Do I want to stay at Sunderland? Yes I do. It’s a great club."
We also revealed today that boss Sam Allardyce has set up a 'war room' at Sunderland in a bid to counteract the relegation threat.

Together with new performance director Mark Taylor, Allardyce has also set-up a staff-only room, where coaches can spend hours viewing and discussing detailed statistical and video analysis on each player.

Read more about it here:
Sunderland are tracking Celtic midfielder Nir Bitton, but a January move looks a long-shot for the Israeli international.

Highly-rated Bitton penned a new five-year contract with the Scottish Premiership champions at the start of the month, but that has not stopped a number of Premier League clubs sending scouting missions north of the border

Read more about Bitton here:

Meanwhile, Sunderland midfielders Ola Toivonen and Seb Larsson couldn't contain their excitement after Sweden qualified for next summer's Euro 2016 tournament in France.

Sweden beat Denmark 4-3 on aggregate to book their place at the finals.

And Toivonen tweeted this picture of the team celebrating adding: "What a feeling!!!! We are Sweden! Baboooom!!"