Sunderland AFC transfer and takeover news RECAP: Leeds United linked with highly-rated Cats youngster

It’s never dull at the Stadium of Light – with transfer and takeover talk continuing to dominate the agenda at Sunderland AFC.

Wednesday, 22nd July 2020, 3:03 pm

While Stewart Donald looks to find a suitable buyer for the Black Cats, Phil Parkinson is looking to add a number of players to his squad – with the League One season rapidly approaching.

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We’ll have the latest on both counts throughout the day, with all the latest news and insight from around the club in our blog:

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Sunderland AFC transfer and takeover news RECAP: 22 July

Last updated: Wednesday, 22 July, 2020, 15:00

  • Stewart Donald is continuing his attempts to find a buyer for Sunderland AFC - having slapped a £37.6million asking price on the club
  • Phil Parkinson is hopeful of making a transfer breakthrough soon
  • Striker Adam Le Fondre has been linked

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We’ll have all the latest on the transfer and takeover front throughout the day.

Club legends have urged Stewart Donald to lower his asking price for the Black Cats

It is a high sum, you don’t need to be a rocket scientist to know that. It’s a lot of money that Stewart has said he wants, and that would be great - but in life there are times when you buy something and then when you want to sell it on, you don’t get the price you paid for it.

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Where do things stand with Bailey Wright?

Sunderland are understood to be moving closer to a deal for Bailey Wright.

The Australian defender was a top target for Phil Parkinson this summer following his release from Bristol City and is widely expected to finalise a move to the Stadium of Light in the near future.

Wright is currently on holiday in Ibiza.

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Sunderland linked with experienced striker

Sunderland have been linked with a move for experienced striker Adam Le Fondre.

Reports have claimed that the 33-year-old, who currently plies his trade for Sydney FC, is on the radar of both the Black Cats and rivals Portsmouth.

Le Fondre has netted 18 times in 21 games in the A-League this term and is well-known to Sunderland boss Phil Parkinson, with the duo having worked together at Bolton Wanderers.

Parkinson is in the market for a new striker this summer, having allowed Kyle Lafferty to depart following the expiration of his short-term deal.

Leeds United set to bid for Sunderland youngster - reports

Football Insider claim that Leeds United are set to launch a bid for Sunderland younsger Dan Neil.

The midfielder, who has been a standout in the under-23 side over the last 18 months, is reportedly the subject of interest from the Premier League newcomers - with claims they are preparing a six-figure bid.

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