Celtic growing ‘increasingly confident’ of signing Sunderland star as Championship striker joins promotion rivals

The transfer window is now open for Sunderland and their League One rivals.

Wednesday, 16th June 2021, 11:00 am

And there has been plenty of talk over the past few weeks ahead of the Black Cats’ fourth straight season in the third tier.

The Black Cats are on the hunt for a host of new faces as Lee Johnson and Kristjaan Speakman continue to reshape the squad they inherited from Phil Parkinson.

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SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - APRIL 27: James Husband of Blackpool shadows Charlie Wyke of Sunderland during the Sky Bet League One match between Sunderland and Blackpool at Stadium of Light on April 27, 2021 in Sunderland, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - APRIL 27: James Husband of Blackpool shadows Charlie Wyke of Sunderland during the Sky Bet League One match between Sunderland and Blackpool at Stadium of Light on April 27, 2021 in Sunderland, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Seven players were released at the end of their contracts and with a further four still weighing-up their futures after being offered fresh terms, it looks set to be a busy summer at the Academy of Light

Here, though, we take a look at the latest transfer gossip involving the

Kevin Phillips has tipped Arbenit Xhemajli to make a “massive” impact on the Sunderland first team next season. He said: “I hope he hits the ground running. They have got a player on their books who could be a massive asset for them next season if they keep him fit.” (Football Insider)

Peterborough United director of football Barry Fry has revealed that the club are in talks to sign six new players. Posh will play in the Championship next season. (Peterborough Telegraph)

Charlton Athletic have signed Sunderland and Portsmouth-linked striker Jayden Stockley from Preston North End. (Various)

Blackburn Rovers are lining up a move for Blackpool striker Jerry Yates to replace in-demand Adam Armstrong. (Football Insider)

Celtic are growing ‘increasingly confident’ that they will complete the signing of Charlie Wyke in the coming days. (Northern Echo)

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