Sunderland AFC news: Transfer latest, Cats duo help inspire England Toulon Tournament trophy success

Sunderland's playing squad will be revamped this summer with a number of senior players set to leave the club.

Monday, 30th May 2016, 12:06 pm
Updated Monday, 30th May 2016, 1:13 pm
England Under-21 manager Gareth Southgate

Steven Fletcher, Danny Graham, Wes Brown and Steve Harper are among those players out of contract.

And we have taken an in-depth look at what the future holds for those players out of contract this summer.

Will they be offered new deals or be allowed to leave for pastures new?

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Click here for the full story:Meanwhile, Sunderland pair Jordan Pickford and Duncan Watmore teamed up to help England Under-21s lift the Toulon Tournament trophy yesterday.

A deserved 2-1 success against hosts France secured England’s first triumph in the prestigious competition since 1994, with Gareth Southgate’s side winning all five matches.

Southgate said: "I think we were the best team and the best team in the tournament.

"The players were exceptional over the whole two weeks."

Chelsea’s Lewis Baker made an early breakthrough with his fourth goal of the tournament, looping a header over the keeper from James Ward-Prowse’s ball.

Pickford was forced to make a fine parry to keep out a fierce left-footed strike by Da Sa before a quick break from midfield led to Chelsea’s Ruben Loftus-Cheek poking home, just ahead of the advancing keeper.

Captain Ward-Prowse went close to a third goal, and Watmore was substituted before France pulled a goal back in the 78th minute, Abdou Diallo ensuring a tense final few minutes with a close-range finish past Pickford.

But England held firm to see out the victory.

England U21s: Pickford, Iorfa, Targett, Chalobah, Chambers, Hause, Watmore, Ward-Prowse, Loftus-Cheek, Redmond, Baker.