Middlesbrough linked with THREE Sunderland stars as interest in defender emerges

There has been plenty of news from League One today.

Tuesday, 8th June 2021, 5:00 pm

The Sunderland Echo has spoken exclusively to Grant Leadbitter in two parts as he prepares to leave his boyhood club for the second time.

Part one is available by clicking here whilst you can follow this link for the second installment.

Oxford United manager Karl Robinson has claimed that some League One teams are offering wages of up to £10,000 per week during the summer transfer window.

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SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - MAY 09: Denver Hume of Sunderland in action during the Sky Bet League One match between Sunderland and Northampton Town at Stadium of Light on May 09, 2021 in Sunderland, England. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

And Peterborough United chief Darragh MacAnthony has described Jonson Clarke-Harris as ‘comfortably the best player in League One’ and joked he would have scored 50 goals if he played for Sunderland.

Here, though, we take you through the latest news you may have missed today in our daily round-up:

North East rivals linked with Sunderland defender

Middlesbrough are ‘keeping tabs’ on Sunderland defender Denver Hume.

That’s according to Football League World.

The Teessiders have also been linked to several Black Cats as Neil Warnock looks to rebuild

Like Hume, Charlie Wyke and Luke O’Nien are both weighing up contract extensions at the Stadium of Light with their current deals set to expire this summer.

Middlesbrough have been linked with both, plus goalkeeper Lee Burge and former loanee Jordan Jones, who has now returned to Scotland but is expected to depart again this summer.

But it is now claimed that Hume, 26, is also a target for Middlesbrough, who will be aiming for a good season in the Championship next campaign.

League One rivals confirm managerial appointment

Morecambe have announced the appointment of Stephen Robinson as manager.

The club confirmed that the 46-year-old has replaced Derek Adams at the League One newcomers after Adams left to take over at Bradford in League Two.

Robinson last managed Scottish Premiership side Motherwell before leaving last December having spent spending three-and-a-half years in charge at Fir Park.

Speaking to the Morecambe website, Robinson said: "I have been very impressed with the club and everyone involved in the process.

"We are looking to build on last season's successful promotion campaign and look to firmly establish the club in League One.

"There is a lot of work in terms of recruitment in the coming weeks and getting us prepared for the club's first season in League One."

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