RECAP: Sunderland AFC blog - Takeover talks reach crunch stage, defender in demand, manager latest

Sunderland owner Ellis Short.
Sunderland owner Ellis Short.
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This could prove a pivotal week in the history of Sunderland AFC with owner Ellis Short deep in takeover talks with a group of German investors, with a decision expected one or the other in the coming days.

The club's search for a new manager goes on while a Sunderland defender is attracting a lot of interest. Click refresh and scroll down for the very latest news via our live blog.