At Sunderland, meanwhile, Stewart Donald is still looking to sell the club with all football currently suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.
We’ll have the latest news throughout the day from the Stadium of Light with the EFL and Premier League set for further talks to decide on a way forward.
Sunderland AFC news LIVE: Ex-Cats chairman opens up on time at club as Stewart Donald takeover talk continues
Last updated: Thursday, 16 April, 2020, 19:02
- All football has been suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.
- Takeover talk continues at the Stadium of Light.
Hello and welcome to Thursday and our live Sunderland AFC blog, we'll have the latest news throughout the day.
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