Sunderland AFC transfer news: Star 'very keen' on exit as £500k-rated Cats target attracting Championship interest - Portsmouth and Doncaster Rovers talk

Sunderland have work to do in the transfer window.

Monday, 21st June 2021, 8:18 am

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

Indeed, new Portsmouth chief executive Andy Cullen insists Pompey will be competitive and can come out on top this season against their League One promotion rivals.

And Sunderland’s divisional rivals Doncaster Rovers have announced an increased playing budget for next season – despite debts of more than £1million.

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SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - MAY 22: Sunderland striker Charlie Wyke and Sunderland fans react after Wyke had missed a first half chance during the Sky Bet League One Play-off Semi Final 2nd Leg match between Sunderland and Lincoln City  at Stadium of Light on May 22, 2021 in Sunderland, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - MAY 22: Sunderland striker Charlie Wyke and Sunderland fans react after Wyke had missed a first half chance during the Sky Bet League One Play-off Semi Final 2nd Leg match between Sunderland and Lincoln City at Stadium of Light on May 22, 2021 in Sunderland, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

There was also speculation that Wolves had made a key transfer decision amid Dion Sanderson rumours whilst Sunderland’s striker swoop took another twist.

Here, though, we take a look at the latest transfer gossip involving Sunderland and their third-tier rivals:

Sunderland are close to agreeing a new deal with 35-year-old winger Aiden McGeady. (Sunderland Echo)

Portsmouth want Manchester City goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu on loan this summer, (Sun on Sunday)

Celtic’s talks with Sunderland striker Charlie Wyke are progressing well. Championship sides Cardiff City, Nottingham Forest and Millwall all held initial talks with the free-scoring forward. However, reports have suggested he is ‘very keen’ to join Celtic. (Football Insider)

Gillingham are poised to sign goalkeeper Ryan Allsop on a free transfer. (Sun on Sunday)

Luton Town boss Nathan Jones ‘is bidding’ for Morecambe’s Carlos Mendes Gomes but ‘will have to find £500,000’. The attacker has been linked with Sunderland but has just signed a new deal at Morecambe. Mendes Gomes has also been linked with Barnsley, Hull City, Sunderland and Rangers. (Sun on Sunday)

Oxford United want to sign Dundee United defender Jamie Robson. (Sun on Sunday)

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