Sunderland identify top target whilst divisional rivals Doncaster could lose their manager - League One round-up

Sunderland have identified their top summer target but have been told it will take in excess of £1m to land Doncaster Rovers’ prolific League One hot-shot John Marquis.

Thursday, 20th June 2019, 7:14 pm
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Hull have made an official approach for Doncaster Rovers manager Grant McCann as the club look to strengthen with versatile Arsenal youngster Ben Sheaf.

McCann, 39, led Rovers to a sixth-placed finish in League One last season before they were beaten by Charlton in the play-off semi-finals but is yet to make a decision on his future.

The 21-year-old defensive midfielder, who can also play in defence, is highly-rated by the Gunners but could leave the London club on loan next campaign.

Portsmouth will not be pursuing their interest in MK Dons forward Chuls Aneke - Pompey also recently pulled out of the race to sign Plymouth striker Freddie Lapado.

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Ipswich Town striker Ellis Harrison is close to completing a move to League One rivals Portsmouth.

The 25-year-old joined the Blues last summer in a £750,000 deal from Bristol Rovers, but struggled with injury at Portman Road and netted just one goal in 17 appearances.

He had been tracked by Pompey prior to making the move to Suffolk before again being linked with the Fratton Park club in January.

Kenny Jackett’s side have reportedly opened talks to sign Sheffield United striker Ched Evans whilst Oxford United have also been linked with a move for the former Wales international.

Bristol City are eyeing £350,000-rated Sydney FC midfielder Brando O'Neill - however, Ipswich Town and Blackburn Rovers are also interested.