Ipswich Town want Charlie Wyke over Will Grigg amidst Middlesbrough, Celtic and CSKA Moscow links

Sunderland and their League One rivals are preparing for the upcoming transfer window.

Tuesday, 1st June 2021, 4:30 pm

It has been a busy few weeks for the Black Cats after losing out to Lincoln City in the play-off semi-final

Kyril Louis-Dreyfus confirmed that Lee JohnsonJohnson will remain on as head coach next campaign during a recent interview.

Meanwhile, the Black Cats also produced their retained list with Grant Leadbitter, Josh Scowen, Max Power and Callum McFadzean amongst others departing the club.

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Charlie Wyke of Sunderland celebrates with the Papa John's Trophy.

That leaves head of recruitment Stuart Harvey and sporting director Kristjaan Speakman with work to do during the summer window.

Here, we take a look at the latest transfer news and general talk from around League One that you may have missed:

Ipswich Town boss Paul Cook’s stance on Sunderland duo ‘revealed’

Ipswich Town boss won’t make a move for Sunderland striker Will Grigg during the summer window.

The pair have worked together at Wigan Athletic previously.

However, reports in Suffolk suggest that the Tractor Boys would prefer a swoop for Charlie Wyke.

The 28-year-old Teesside-born attacker netted 31 goals for Sunderland last term.

Indeed, the attacker is out of contract this summer but has been offered fresh terms at the Stadium of Light.

It has been widely reported that Wyke is the subject of interest from a number of Championship clubs – including Middlesbrough and Bristol City.

Recent eports in Bristol claim the Championship club will not pursuing the Black Cats number nine despite previous talk suggesting otherwise.

Scottish giants Celtic and Russian outfit CSKA Moscow are also said to be keen on Wyke.

Sunderland head coach Johnson, though, has repeatedly reiterated his desire to keep Wyke on Wearside this summer as his side prepare for another season in League One.

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