Sunderland AFC transfer and takeover news RECAP: Lee Johnson eyes new additions as more League One games are postponed

Sunderland may not have a game today after their match against Accrington Stanley was postponed - but there is still plenty going on at the Stadium of Light.

Tuesday, 29th December 2020, 4:25 pm

It is the fourth game Sunderland have postponed following the Covid-19 outbreak at the Academy of Light,

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The Black Cats squad will return to training in a phased approach this week and hope to still play their League One game away at Northampton Town on Saturday.

Scroll down to catch up with the latest Sunderland AFC news:

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  • Sunderland have postponed their game against Accrington Stanley.
  • The Black Cats are targeting a return to League One action against Northampton Town this weekend.
  • Lee Johnson is looking ahead to the January window.

Gus Poyet ‘under consideration’ for Sheffield Wednesday job

The Daily Mail claim that the former Sunderland boss is one name under consideration at Hillsborough after the Championship side dismissed Tony Pulis.

Poyet, who was fleetingly linked with a return to Wearside last month, is also the favourite with the bookmakers for the Wednesday job.

Watmore set for the Premier League?

Premier League duo Burnley and West Brom are showing an interest in Middlesbrough winger Duncan Watmore – according to reports.

The former Sunderland winger has impressed at the Riverside Stadium since joining on a short-term deal earlier this season, and manager Neil Warnock is keen to see the 26-year-old extend his stay with the club.

But Sky Sports suggest that Watmore is attracting interest from the top flight ahead of the January transfer window.

Burnley and West Brom – who are managed by ex-Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce – are reportedly among his admirers, as well as Championship trio Swansea, Stoke City and Watford.

However, the reports suggest that Watmore’s preference is to stay at Boro.

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