Sunderland AFC news: Bosman target on the move, new clubs for ex-Cats pair

Sunderland are yet to make their first breakthrough in the transfer market this summer, yet midfield target Clement Chantome is closing in on a move to the Premier League.

Thursday, 16th June 2016, 10:46 am
Updated Thursday, 16th June 2016, 3:28 pm
John Egan

Chantome was scouted by Sunderland on several occasions during the second half of last season and is a free agent after rejecting the offer of a new contract at Bordeaux.

The Echo understands that the 28-year-old is in advanced talks with two unnamed Premier League clubs, with Middlesbrough and Everton also linked.

Meanwhile, two of Sunderland's former academy products are on the move.

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Midfielder Billy Knott - released by Bradford City at the end of last season - has joined Gillingham on a two-year deal.

But former Sunderland team-mate John Egan could be leaving the Gills after the end of his contract with the League One side.

The centre-half has attracted the attention of several Championship clubs and reports today have indicated that he is heading to Brentford, who saw a bid rejected for the 24-year-old in January.