Aiden McGeady receives contract offers but 'wants' Sunderland stay as Cats 'accept defeat' over striker deal
There’s been plenty of news swirling around concerning Sunderland and their League One rivals.
Sunderland star Charlie Wyke is said to be 'very keen' on an exit as a £500k-rated Cats target is reportedly attracting Championship interest.
And the Black Cats have confirmed there won’t be any supporters allowed to watch the first pre-season game ahead of the new season.
The Wearsiders travel to face Spennymoor Town on Saturday, July 3 but the game will only be attended by home supporters with tickets sold to Spennymoor season card holders on a first-come, first-served basis.
Here, though, we take you through some of the key Sunderland and League One stories from around the web that you may have missed today:
Sunderland preparing for Charlie Wyke departure
Sunderland are said to have suffered a blow in their battle to retain Charlie Wyke.
The striker holding a fresh round of talks with Celtic.
The Northern Echo state that Sunderland have ‘all but accepted’ defeat of holding onto the 31-goal striker next season.
The 28-year-old’s contract present deal expires on June 30 but he has been offered fresh terms on Wearside alongside Aiden McGeady, Denver Hume and Aiden McGeady.
The report also states that while McGeady has received a number of alternative offers, the 35-year-old would like to remain at Sunderland
But if the terms of a new deal can be finalised.
Sunderland’s rivals Portsmouth close in on signing
Portsmouth have made the opening offer in the race to sign Gillingham defender Jack Tucker.
The Sun claim that Portsmouth have now made their first bid for Tucker, as they aim to secure the services of the defender.
Gillingham manager Steve Evans’ values Tucker at £1million but it is thought that Pompey have offered somewhere in the region of £200,000.
Tucker has a year left on his current Gillingham contract and will play at Priestfield until the end of next season as things stand.