Sunderland AFC transfer round-up: Forward linked with Cats move plus 'target' set for loan switch

Nearly a week has passed since the start of the January transfer window, yet it’s been a quiet start to the month for Sunderland.

Tuesday, 7th January 2020, 4:37 pm
Updated Tuesday, 7th January 2020, 5:24 pm

Aside from full-back Laurens De Bock returning to Leeds United, there haven’t been any in or outgoings at the Stadium of Light so far this month – yet speculation is starting to increase.

Black Cats boss Phil Parkinson will be looking to bolster his options in the next few weeks and has revealed some of the club’s targets.

Yet a new name to enter the frame is Burton forward Liam Boyce, a player who scored against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light back in November.

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Sunderland have been linked with a move for Burton forward Liam Boyce.
Sunderland have been linked with a move for Burton forward Liam Boyce.

According to the Sun’s Alan Nixon, the Black Cats are ‘getting serious’ about the 28-year-old who has netted seven goals in League One this season.

One player who doesn’t look like he’ll be joining Sunderland, though, is former Reading midfielder Liam Kelly.

The 24-year-old, who joined Dutch side Feyenoord in the summer, has previously been linked with a switch to Wearside and looks set for another move this month.

However, according to local press, Kelly is set for a loan move to Oxford after being spotted at the Kassam Stadium.

As well as new signings, players are also expected to leave Wearside this month.

Midfielder Dylan McGeouch is one man who appears to be close to the exit door, with SPL side Aberdeen ready to make a move for the 26-year-old.

The Scot has made just eight league appearances this season but hasn’t featured in League One since the arrival of Phil Parkinson.