Sunderland AFC transfer and takeover news RECAP: Striker linked plus contract latest as deadline nears

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The season has only just ended and the transfer rumour mill is already in full swing.

Sunderland are facing up to the reality of a third season in League One and they have been credited with an interest in Rotherham United striker Jerry Yates.

The 23-year-old will be a free agent this summer.

Meanwhile, Jim Rodwell has been speaking to the Echo about the latest contract situation at the club with 11 players nearing the end of their deals.