The dramatic story of Sunderland's deadline day as Phil Parkinson adds Declan John and Antoine Semenyo to cap busy January

Sunderland added two more signings on deadline day with the arrival of Antoine Semenyo and Declan John in loan deals until the end of the season.

Friday, 31st January 2020, 11:09 pm

Kyle Lafferty, Bailey Wright and Josh Scowen had all arrived prior to deadline day, with Marc McNulty leaving to join Hibernian after he was recalled by Reading.

Follow the story of the day below with expert analysis from Phil Smith, Richard Mennear and Mark Donnelly over the course of deadline day.

Sunderland face Portsmouth away Saturday.

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Sunderland are aiming to complete another couple of deals on transfer deadline day.
Sunderland are aiming to complete another couple of deals on transfer deadline day.

Sunderland AFC transfer deadline day LIVE: Phil Parkinson signs Antoine Semenyo

Last updated: Friday, 31 January, 2020, 13:11

  • DONE DEAL: Declan John arrives on loan from Swansea City.
  • DONE DEAL: Bristol City forward Antoine Semenyo signs on loan.
  • DONE DEAL: Aiden McGeady joins Charlton Athletic on loan.
  • DONE DEAL: Marc McNulty has joined Hibernian.
  • SAFC have added Kyle Lafferty, Bailey Wright, Declan John, Antoine Semenyo and Josh Scowen this month.
  • Sunderland have flown down to Portsmouth ahead of Saturday's game - Will Grigg has travelled.

Phil Parkinson targets two more signings

Good morning and welcome to deadline day! Sunderland hope to conclude a couple more deals today ahead of the 11pm deadline with a new left-wing back as cover for Denver Hume a priority.

Parkinson also hopes to add an attacking midfielder, while a new forward will be on the cards should Will Grigg or Marc McNulty depart.

Bobby Duncan is among the players linked with a move to the Stadium of Light

The Athletic claim Sunderland are 'set to sign' former Liverpool youngster Bobby Duncan on loan from Fiorentina for the rest of the season.

They report: "The 18-year-old striker has been keen to return to England in search of regular game time after a frustrating spell in Italy.

"Duncan, who is the cousin of Ranger boss Steven Gerrard, has only played under-19s football for Fiorentina since completing a £1.8 million move from Liverpool last summer and has been unable to force his way into the Serie A outfit's senior squad."

Will Phil Parkinson manage to get the deals he wants done?

SAFC boss Phil Parkinson.

Marc McNulty is in demand with Hibs circling

Hibernian are pushing hard to sign Sunderland loanee Marc McNulty before tonight's deadline.

The Reading striker is on loan at the Stadium of Light and it would need the agreement of both clubs to cancel the loan arrangement.

Deadline day is here and one deal has already been completed - Aiden McGeady has joined Charlton Athletic.

DONE DEAL: Aiden McGeady joins Charlton Athletic on loan until the end of the season

Aiden McGeady has joined Charlton Athletic on loan for the rest of the season.

The deal was announced in the early hours of deadline day, McGeady having travelled to Charlton to complete his medical and sign terms on his loan move late on Thursday evening.

McGeady, who still has 18-months left on his Sunderland deal, has no future at Sunderland under Phil Parkinson after it was made clear he could leave the club in December.

Hibernian will sign Marc McNulty today - reports

This one is edging nearer...the Edinburgh Evening News report Marc McNulty will finalise his return to Hibernian today after Sunderland 'agreed to cancel his loan deal.'

Sunderland looking to sign a left-back today

The Bolton News report: "Strong suggestion that Luca Connell is on his way on loan to Sunderland today. Reunited with Phil Parkinson."

Phil Smith on those Luca Connell reports

Phil said: "Luca Connell is a player Phil Parkinson likes a lot and has a big future in the game.

So it's inevitable that Sunderland will be monitoring any developments on his future.

But Neil Lennon has suggested that any club taking him would be on loan, and I don't think that suits either Sunderland or the player.

They certainly weren't working on that as of late last night.

See what today brings..."

Sunderland won't be signing Bobby Duncan on loan today, as far as we understand

There was a lot of talk about Bobby Duncan heading to Wearside yesterday before the transfer window closes at 11pm tonight. As Phil Smith alluded to on Twitter last night, however, there weren't many positive noises at the SAFC end about any possible deal.

And The Athletic are also now reporting that the loan move for the ex-Liverpool Fiorentina striker won't happen. 

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