Sunderland AFC takeover news RECAP: Cats in talks with 'quality' investors as Stewart Donald looks to sell
While League One may be on hiatus for the foreseeable future, there remains a host of news coming from the Stadium of Light.
We’ll have the latest from the Black Cats and their third tier rivals throughout the day, plus updates on the takeover of the club – with Charlie Methven having provided a key update over the last few days.
Simply scroll down for fresh updates as the day progresses, as we’ll be across all the breaking news from the club:
RECAP: Sunderland AFC takeover news (1 April)
Last updated: Wednesday, 01 April, 2020, 14:59
- Charlie Methven has discussed the takeover of the club - suggesting that Sunderland are in talks with high quality individuals
- Sunderland 'Til I Die season two will be released today
- The EFL are set to map out their next steps on the 2019/20 season soon
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We'll have the latest from the Stadium of Light - and around League One - throughout the day...
Charlie Methven discusses talks with 'quality' investors during an interview with the BBC
Given the quality of the people we are speaking to I would feel quite proud [if a sale was completed]. This is a club two years ago no-one wanted for love nor money.
Season two is out today!
Do you agree with Carlos Edwards?
Ex-Sunderland star Carlos Edwards wants to see the season concluded once safe to do so, with all football currently suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.
"I’m not a fan of just cancelling the season, I would like to see the games finished,” the 41-year-old told the Echo.
“To call it null and void now, I think it would be very harsh because players have been working their socks off to be in the position that they are."
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Stewart Donald claims Sunderland were quoted £10m for John Marquis
Sunderland were quoted an asking price of £10million for Doncaster Rovers striker John Marquis when they looked to sign the striker last January - according to owner Stewart Donald.
Marquis, now of Portsmouth, was one of a host of players considered by the Black Cats as they looked to replace top scorer Josh Maja after his move to Bordeaux.
But Sunderland’s move for Marquis hit a stumbling block when they were quoted an asking price of £10million for the striker.
In a revealing clip from ‘Sunderland ‘Til I Die’ season two, owner Stewart Donald is shown on a phone call with recruitment chief Tony Coton - and tells him they have been quoted the lofty sum to sign Marquis.
Benji Kimpioka is training with a European side
Great to see former players enjoying Sunderland 'Til I Die
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