Sunderland AFC transfer and takeover news RECAP: Bid made for striker 'target' confirms Swindon boss

In today’s transfer news, Rotherham United have received a bid for Blackpool and Sunderland ‘target’ Jerry Yates.

Thursday, 9th July 2020, 3:50 pm

Robins boss Richie Wellens revealed the news and said Swindon will be tabling their own offer in the next 48 hours.

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“Rotherham have received a bid from another club,” he told BBC Radio Wiltshire.

“We will put a bid in over the next couple of days but the only problem is that it won’t be as much as the other club has offered.”

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Last updated: Thursday, 09 July, 2020, 15:46

  • Sunderland have appointed a new club secretary.
  • Sunderland have advertised for a new academy manager.

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The former Sunderland loanee has been speaking about his future

A new secretary has been appointed and he used to work at Eastleigh..

Sunderland have appointed Ray Murphy as the club’s new secretary.

Murphy joined from Swindon Town following the departure of Brett Baker, who has joined Premier League side Brighton & Hove Albion.

Murphy is well known to the club’s ownership, having worked at Eastleigh during Stewart Donald’s time as owner and chairman there.

During his time in charge, Donald has also appointed former Eastleigh manager Richard Hill as head of football operations and former head of recruitment Paul Reid as academy manager.

Reid left his role last week.

“We’ve got a new club secretary, Ray Murphy, who has been with us for a few weeks,” Sunderland CEO Jim Rodwell said.

“He’s come in from Swindon.

“I’ve yet to meet him – other than a thousand Zoom calls! – but he has been cracking on with what needs to be done.

“Brett Baker has gone to Brighton but before he left there was a considerable handover period.”

This is an interesting development

Rotherham United have received a bid for Blackpool and Sunderland ‘target’ Jerry Yates.

Robins boss Richie Wellens revealed the news and said Swindon will be tabling their own offer in the next 48 hours.

“Rotherham have received a bid from another club,” he told BBC Radio Wiltshire.

“We will put a bid in over the next couple of days but the only problem is that it won’t be as much as the other club has offered. It will be a little bit away from it."

Will Grigg fully committed to Sunderland

Transfer window deadline could be extended

No decision has yet been reached for the start and end date of the summer transfer window but talks are ongoing for an extended window between Premier League and EFL clubs, it has emerged.

Club bosses met on Thursday to discuss plans for the summer and possible start dates for the 2020-21 campaign.

No firm decisions have yet been made but it appears likely the Premier League will follow UEFA guidance that international deals and transfers between top-flight clubs will be concluded by October 5.

However, the Press Association report that clubs from the top flight and EFL are in talks over a two-week extension for deals involving those leagues which could see business conducted right up until October 19.

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Will Grigg has been speaking again

Will Grigg says he remains ‘fully committed’ to Sunderland – having spoken of his frustration at failing to hit the desired heights at the Stadium of Light.

Grigg has netted just eight goals since a high-profile arrival on winter deadline day in 2019, having initially been signed to try and clinch promotion to the Championship.

Phil Parkinson last week called for the striker to move to the North East in a bid to kick-start his Sunderland career, with rumours of outside interest in the striker this summer.

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