Ex-Sunderland striker target 'made available' for summer loan move as Cats target transfer breakthrough

With Sunderland’s return to pre-season training rapidly approaching, the club will be hoping for a breakthrough in the transfer market.

Tuesday, 22nd June 2021, 11:00 am

Having allowed seven players to leave at the end of the 2020/21 season, the Black Cats are set for a fairly busy summer as they look to build a squad capable of achieving promotion from League One.

And here’s the latest transfer rumours from the Stadium of Light and further afield:

Ex-Sunderland striker target ‘available for loan’ this summer

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Lyle Taylor
Lyle Taylor

Sunderland were interested in a deal for striker Lyle Taylor ahead of their first season in League One.

Taylor held talks with the club on Wearside but later signed for Charlton Athletic – before then going on to join Nottingham Forest.

But having fallen out of favour at the City Ground, reports have suggested that Taylor could be allowed to leave on loan this summer.

Football League World claim that Barnsley and Blackburn Rovers are on alert over a potential deal – but Middlesbrough, who were linked with a swoop, are not understood to be pursuing a move.

Sunderland are in the market for attacking reinforcements this summer with Charlie Wyke having been linked with an exit.

Fresh interest in popular defender

Reports on Monday evening suggested that Sunderland have seen a £1million bid for Dion Sanderson knocked-back.

And the Daily Mail also listed a number of clubs thought to be monitoring the situation surrounding the Wolves defender – with some new names reportedly in the frame.

Stoke City, Luton Town and Millwall have all now been linked with Sanderson too.

The latest League One transfer rumours

Here’s the rest of the transfer talk from League One…

- Stoke City are the latest side to show their interest in Sheffield Wednesday winger Josh Windass, with Millwall also keen (Sheffield Star)

- Bristol City have stepped-up their interest in Oxford United defender Rob Atkinson with a £1.4million bid on the table – but a potential takeover at the Kassam Stadium could slow down the move (Bristol Post)

- Morecambe and Doncaster Rovers are keen on Rangers winger Josh McPake, who spent last season on loan at Harrogate Town (Scottish Sun)

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