Sunderland AFC transfer news: Phil Parkinson eyes return, former defender on trial at Championship club, Dion Sanderson could cost £2m, Charlton and Portsmouth manager hunt latest

Sunderland fans are still riding the crest of a Wembley wave.

Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 2:23 pm

The Black Cats put to bed a near 48-year hoodoo as Lee Johnson’s men won the Papa John’s Trophy final against Tranmere Rovers by a single Lynden Gooch goal.

But it’s back to reality today with Sunderland set to face Accrington Stanley in League One at The Wham Stadium this evening with Johnson’s men aiming to make it 10 unbeaten in all competitions.

As usual, however, there is still plenty of transfer talk and general gossip swirling around the web.

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Phil Parkinson during his days as Sunderland manager.

Here, we take you through the latest:

Phil Parkinson shows interest in Portsmouth job

Ex-Sunderland manager Phil Parkinson have both expressed an interest in the Portsmouth job alongside former Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew.

Kenny Jackett was relieved of his duties on Sunday following losses to Sunderland in League One and Salford City in the Papa John’s Trophy final on Saturday.

Pompey then tasted defeat to promotion rivals Peterborough United on Tuesday evening.

But according to talkSPORT, Parkinson is keen on a move to Fratton Park having been sacked by Sunderland last November.

A host of names have been linked with the job, including former Stadium of Light manager Chris Coleman and Daniel Stendal, who applied for the Sunderland job before Johnson was appointed.

Dion Sanderson could leave Wolves for just £2m

Wolves may sell defender Dion Sanderson for just £2million this summer despite his impressive Sunderland loan.

That’s according to Football Insider who state that that fee may be enough to prise him from Molineux in the next window.

Sheffield United are also said to be keeping tabs on the centre-back ahead of a move in the summer.

The Premier League club’s scouts watched Sanderson in action for the Black Cats last month.

Sunderland beat a number of clubs to Sanderson’s signature last summer including Championship sides Swansea City and Cardiff City.

Former Sunderland loanee on trial at Sheffield Wednesday

Former Leicester, Sunderland and Newcastle right-back Danny Simpson is on trial with Championship side Sheffield Wednesday.

The former loanee is bidding to find a new club after leaving Huddersfield last summer according to the Leicester Mercury.

The 34-year-old, who played for the likes of Manchester United and Queens Park Rangers before going on to win the Premier League title with the Foxes, and played 24 games for Huddersfield last season prior to his release in June.

Simpson had a season on loan at the Stadium of Light back in 2007 and won promotion to the Premier League under Roy Keane.

Danny Cowley out of Charlton Athletic running

Danny Cowley is no longer in the running to become Charlton’s new manager.

That's according to talkSPORT who state that Cowley won’t be taking over at The Valley.

Charlton are on the lookout for a new manager after Lee Bowyer resigned from his role this week.

The 44-year-old became Birmingham City’s new head coach yesterday.

The news could mean Cowley is free to take charge at Fratton Park.

Portsmouth are reportedly keen on hiring the 42-year-old and he is said to have had talks with the League One club.

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