Sunderland AFC transfer news RECAP: Takeover latest plus director reveals possible loan deal option
Sunderland AFC face another tricky test in their League One promotion battle as they welcome Ipswich Town to the Stadium of Light.
We’ll bring you all the build-up to the pivotal third tier clash – including the thoughts from both camps and the up to date injury news from Phil Parkinson - plus the latest takeover and transfer news from the Black Cats, throughout the day.
Scroll down for the latest as the day progresses via our new-look live blog:
Sunderland AFC takeover and transfer news LIVE: 7 February
Last updated: Friday, 07 February, 2020, 15:56
- Sunderland welcome Ipswich Town to the Stadium of Light tomorrow
- Phil Parkinson will be without Joel Lynch, while Charlie Wyke is a doubt
- FPP Sunderland Limited have applied to dissolve their company
- Phil Parkinson wins the manager of the month award
And welcome to our live blog, with another match day on the horizon!
We'll bring you the latest from the Stadium of Light throughout the day...
FPP Sunderland Limited set to be dissolved
FPP Sunderland is set to be no more - after applying to have their company stuck off the Companies House register.
The company was established by American trio Glenn Fuhrman, Robert Platek and John Phelan in September as they looked to finalise a takeover of Sunderland AFC. FPP was set to be the trio’s vehicle to purchase a shareholding in the club after they undertook extensive due diligence on the club’s finances.
But after takeover talks cooled, and a subsequent £10million investment deal was sanctioned, the trio have now closed the company.
Documents seen by the Echo, which were filed on February 6 2020, show that the firm have submitted an ‘Application to strike the company off the register’ - essentially dissolving their company.
Lafferty or Wyke - who would you start?
Barrie McKay explains Sunderland snub
Barrie McKay says the intervention of Joey Barton and Clint Hill saw him snub Sunderland and join Fleetwood Town.
“I spoke to him [Barton] and I spoke to Clint Hill as well, who I’ve played with,” he explained.
“I think the fact that they just seemed so keen to have me here was probably a big factor.
“When Clint was messaging me he was saying they’d love to have me here, and it was the same when I spoke to the gaffer as well.
“The fact you’re wanted somewhere was probably the nicest thing.”
Full reaction here from the Sunderland boss
A Sunderland director has provided an interesting update
Could be a big change on the way
Latest takeover news from the Stadium of Light
It’s unlikely there will be much love in the air when Sunderland Under-23s face Newcastle United on Valentine’s Night – but fans can now get their hands on tickets.
The Premier League 2 clash takes place at St James’s Park on Friday, February 14 (KO 7pm).
A club statement read: “SAFC have received a small allocation of tickets for the fixture, which are now on general sale from the Stadium of Light box office.
“Tickets are priced at £3 for adults and £1 for over-65s and under-18s.
“Fans can secure their seat via telephone or in-person at the box office, but please be advised that tickets are not available online.”
The game is all-ticket with no sales on day of the game. Full details on the club's website.
That's all folks!
Thanks for joining us throughout today, we'll be back with our live matchday blog from the Stadium of Light on Saturday afternoon ahead of SAFC v Ipswich Town.