Sunderland news round-up: Spurs eye Pickford, Watmore worry, but it IS a happy Monday!

Jordan Pickford is congratulated by David Moyes after Saturday's win
Jordan Pickford is congratulated by David Moyes after Saturday's win
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Surely it is no surprise when a Premier League title challenger have their eyes on Jordan Pickford?

Sunderland will be in no rush to sell their outstanding keeper but Tottenham Hotspur may be about to test the resolve of the Black Cats.

Mauricio Pochettino, of course, has the excellent Hugo Lloris already, but read here why he fancies Pickford.

There are also worries over Pickford's Sunderland and England U21 team-mate Duncan Watmore.

The 22-year-old was stretchered off in the 2-1 win over Leicester City and the club are waiting on news on his injured knee.

But it is not all bad news.

Wouldn't it be great if all Mondays were like this?

Sunderland are within touching distance of a place outside the dreaded bottom three and all, well, almost all is good at the Stadium of Light,

Read what David Moyes says about the return to form of Lamine Kone.

The Black Cats are just a point away from safety.

Moyes has told us what Sunderland need to do to keep winning
Talking of returns, Jan Kirchhoff made some comeback on Saturday, his header being turned into his own net by fellow German Robert Huth to send the Black Cats on their way to victory.

See what Kirchhoff said to our ace Sunderland reporter Richard Mennear.