RECAP: Sunderland AFC transfer news – Chris Martin, Liverpool and Man City strikers eyed as hunt goes on

Sunderland's hunt for new strikers goes on with the crunch game against Hull City rapidly approaching.

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Sunderland's Lee Cattermole and John O'Shea in action back in 2012.

Sunderland boss reacts to fan criticism of John O’Shea and Lee Cattermole and reveals why they play a key role

Chris Coleman has launched a staunch defence of John O’Shea and Lee Cattermole - stating Sunderland need more strong characters like them.

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Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley.

Newcastle takeover collapses after talks with Amanda Staveley and PCP Partners end

Takeover talks between Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley and Amanda Staveley and PCP Partners have collapsed.
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Transfer rumours

Sunderland eye swoop for Manchester City striker; Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Borussia Dortmund all make the headlines

Sunderland boss Chris Coleman has been credited with an interest in promising Manchester City striker Lukas Nmecha.

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Former Sunderland manager Simon Grayson.

Simon Grayson offers revealing insight into the problems at Sunderland and what needs to change

Simon Grayson has offered some insight into the problems at Sunderland and believes there needs to be a change of ownership.

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Jon Walters.

Sunderland will have to be patient in pursuit of Burnley’s Jon Walters as Middlesbrough forward emerges as option

Burnley boss Sean Dyche is refusing to rule out the possibility of Jon Walters leaving on loan this month - but Sunderland will have to be patient.

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Sunderland midfielder Jack Rodwell.

Sunderland willing to grant Jack Rodwell free transfer after £70,000-a-week flop asks to leave

Sunderland are willing to cut their losses and grant Jack Rodwell a free transfer after the top earner asked to leave the club - but he won’t get a pay-off, the Echo understands.
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Sunderland midfielder Jack Rodwell.

'Bet David Moyes would take him at West Ham' - Fans react as Sunderland offer to terminate contract of wantaway Jack Rodwell

Sunderland fans have been quick to react to the news we broke earlier that the club has offered to tear up Jack Rodwell's contract after he said he wanted to leave.

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WATCH Is now the right time for Sunderland and midfielder Jack Rodwell to go their separate ways?

Sunderland have offered to grant wantaway midfielder Jack Rodwell a free transfer after he asked to leave the club but his future remains up in the air.

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Sunderland chief executive Martin Bain.

Why the next 17 days is one of THE most important spells in Sunderland’s history

Sunderland are not blessed with a squad of players in demand but they do have one or two saleable assets they could cash in on this month, notably Lamine Kone and Didier Ndong.

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Josh Maja fights in vain for Sunderland at Cardiff. Picture by Frank Reid

Revealed! What Chris Coleman told Sunderland players in dressing room after Cardiff humiliation

Chris Coleman has told his Sunderland squad they must show more ‘toughness and aggression’ if they are to escape the drop.

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Sunderland's Josh Maja battles in vain against Cardiff. Picture by Frank Reid

Josh Maja on the challenge of being Sunderland’s lone striker ahead of January reinforcements arriving

Josh Maja is determined to embrace the pressure of being Sunderland’s lone striking option – until the cavalry arrives on Wearside.

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Didier Ndong is sent off against Cardiff City.

Sunderland appeal red card shown to Watford target Didier Ndong

Sunderland have appealed the red card shown to Didier Ndong in the 4-0 defeat to Cardiff City.

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Tyias Browning clears the danger.

Six things learned from Cardiff City humiliation - Relegation to League One an ever increasing possibility for Sunderland

Sunderland were humiliated at the Cardiff City Stadium, thrashed 4-0 by Neil Warnock's Cardiff side.
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John O'Shea fights for the ball.

Cardiff City boss Neil Warnock reacts as his side put Sunderland to the sword

Neil Warnock believes Cardiff City have rediscovered their sparkle after thrashing struggling Sunderland 4-0.

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Sunderland manager Chris Coleman.

RECAP Reaction and analysis to Sunderland's latest collapse as Cardiff City put four past Black Cats

Relegation-threatened Sunderland were thumped 4-0 at Cardiff City to leave them bottom of the Championship.
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Jake Clarke-Salter.

Chris Coleman reveals what Chelsea defender Jake Clarke-Salter brings to Sunderland and why he will start at Cardiff City

Jake Clarke-Salter will be thrown straight into the Championship relegation dogfight at Cardiff City this lunchtime.

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Former Sunderland goalkeeper Mika.

Sunderland flop leaves club six months early

Mika Domingues – who failed to make a single first team appearance for Sunderland – has left the club by mutual consent.

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Chris Coleman.

Chris Coleman discusses January transfer plans as Sunderland ramp up efforts to sign strikers

Sunderland will ramp up efforts to land two new strikers after James Vaughan joined Wigan Athletic as the January revamp gathers pace.

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Sunderland striker James Vaughan

James Vaughan reveals why he left Sunderland to join League One leaders Wigan Athletic

James Vaughan has completed his permanent move to League One leaders Wigan Athletic.
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