League One transfer rumours: Sunderland deal ruled out, Ipswich step up striker hunt plus Portsmouth in talks with targets
Sunderland are set to begin their summer rebuild after releasing seven first-team players this week – meaning there has been plenty to discuss at the Stadium of Light.
Here are some of the latest transfer rumours concerning the Black Cats and some of their League One rivals:
Charlie Wyke latest
Several clubs have been linked with Sunderland striker Charlie Wyke in recent weeks.
Lee Johnson’s former club Bristol City were one of the clubs credited with interest, yet the Robins are reportedly looking at other targets.
According to Bristol Live, City are considering moves for other forwards, including Blackpool’s Jerry Yates and frontman Joe Pigott, who is set to leave AFC Wimbledon.
Ipswich striker latest
Ipswich are one of the clubs reportedly interested in Wyke, while the Tractor Boys have also been credited with interest in Accrington Stanley striker Colby Bishop.
According to The East Anglian Daily Times, Bishop is one of a number of strikers being eyed by Town boss Paul Cook this summer.
Bishop, 24, scored 12 League One goals during the 2020/21 campaign.
Portsmouth ‘in talks’ with several targets
Elsewhere in League One, Portsmouth are said to be tracking Swindon midfielder Scott Twine.
According to our sister title The Portsmouth News, the 21-year-old remains in Danny Cowley’s sights this summer as he carries out a summer overhaul of his squad.
The report claims Pompey are in talks with around 10 players ahead of the head coach’s first full season at Fratton Park.
Twine has also been linked with the likes of Barnsley, QPR, Luton and Brentford.