Sunderland AFC takeover news RECAP: Focus turns to January transfer window with Kyril Louis-Dreyfus is set to purchase a majority stake

Sunderland are preparing to return to action this weekend with Lee Johnson’s side set to travel to Northampton in League One.

Thursday, 31st December 2020, 3:08 pm

The Black Cats have dropped to 11th in the table after postponing their last four matches due to a Covid-19 outbreak at the Academy of Light.

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There is also the ongoing takeover saga with Kyril Louis-Dreyfus set to purchase a majority stake in the club.

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RECAP: Sunderland AFC transfer and takeover news (31 December)

Last updated: Thursday, 01 January, 1970, 01:00

  • Sunderland are preparing for a return to League One action against Northampton Town on Saturday
  • Lee Johnson also has an eye on the transfer market, which will open on January 2
  • Behind the scenes, Kyril Louis-Dreyfus’ takeover of the club is progressing through EFL checks

Phil Smith pens his final column of 2020...

BREAKING: SUNDERLAND v FLEETWOOD OFF

Sunderland’s League One clash with Fleetwood Town has been postponed.

The game, initially set to be played on Saturday, January 9, has been postponed after a COVID-19 outbreak in the Cod Army’s ranks.

A Sunderland club statement confirming the news said: “Earlier today, FTFC advised the EFL that it is unable to fulfil the fixture on Saturday 9 January following several positive Covid-19 tests and the requirement for players and staff to self-isolate as per EFL and government guidance.

“Everyone at SAFC sends their best wishes to Fleetwood for a safe and speedy recovery to all those who are affected.

“Details of a new date for the fixture will be confirmed in due course.”

Fleetwood’s game with Ipswich Town has also been postponed and as per EFL rules, the circumstances surrounding the postponements will be the subject of an investigation.

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