Ipswich Town boss delivers 'excited' transfer tease amid links with Sunderland stars as League One boss eyed for Championship move
With the new League One season now two months away, transfer talk across the division is ramping-up.
Here, we round-up the latest rumours, gossip and news from Sunderland’s rivals:
Ipswich Town manager says fans should be ‘excited’ by potential signings
The Tractor Boys have been busy in the market so far, adding Wes Burns and Lee Evans to their ranks.
And manager Paul Cook is far from finished, with the club’s American owners keen to build a squad capable of challenging at the top end of League One.
Indeed, Ipswich have been linked with summer moves for Sunderland duo Josh Hakwes and Charlie Wyke – the latter of whom is out of contract this summer and yet to agree new terms on Wearside.
Max Power, who was recently released by the Black Cats, is also a rumoured target.
And the Ipswich manager believes fans should be ‘excited’ by the players he is looking to bring in.
Speaking after landing Evans, Cook said: “I think the supporters should be excited about the players we have signed and about the players we are hopefully about to sign.”
Lincoln City boss linked with Championship move
Michael Appleton led the Imps to a play-off final this season, but could be on the move over the summer.
Having previously been linked with the top job at West Brom – where he previously worked as a coach - Football Insider now claim that Appleton is the frontrunner to end-up in the Hawthorns hotseat.
Chris Wilder was thought to be another leading contender, but that interest seems to have faded.
That leaves Appleton as the main contender, with the report suggesting that he will now be sounded out about his potential interest in the role.
Manchester United and Aston Villa eye League One youngster
Fleetwood Town teenager Josh Feeney is reportedly attracting interest from a Premier League duo.
The 16-year-old is an England youth international and is expected to leave Highbury this summer.
And while Aston Villa were believed to be in pole position, the Daily Mail now claim that Manchester United could hijack a deal for the England youth international.