Sunderland AFC transfer news: Gabon ace linked; Sakho update; Euro 16 stars scouted

Sunderland's continued scouting of Austria's Euro 2016 stars has made the headlines this morning '“ along with a link to a Gabon prodigy.

Monday, 6th June 2016, 11:02 am
Updated Monday, 6th June 2016, 12:03 pm
Diafra Sakho

The Echo revealed today that Black Cats scout Gordon Chisholm watched Austria’s game against Holland on Saturday night.

It’s the fourth time that Sunderland have taken in a game involving the Euro 16 dark horses.

The latest player linked with Sunderland is Didier Ndong of Lorient, with French newspaper L’Equipe carrying a story on his possible summer transfer.

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The 21-year-old midfielder is already a Gabon international and French sources claim that as well as Sunderland, Torino, Monaco and Spartak Moscow are interested.

The youngster is valued at around £7million.

Elsewhere, Sunderland’s interest in Diafra Sakho remains, with West Ham United believed to be keen on selling the striker – at the right price.

The Senegal frontman was the subject of an £11million bid over the weekend, but claims from Hammers sources said that the offer had a number of clauses which made it less attractive to the London club.

Sam Allardyce, meanwhile, has revealed he won’t be going to Euro 16 as he’s too busy working on transfers.