Sunderland AFC transfer rumours: Will Grigg latest as Celtic told to sign Wearside star as Cats linked with ex-England youth international

Sunderland are preparing for a summer of change.

Thursday, 27th May 2021, 11:53 am

Lee Johnson’s men failed to overcome Lincoln City over two legs in the League One play-off semi-final and now face a fourth straight season in the third tier of English football.

Kyril Louis-Dreyfus, though, has confirmed that Johnson will remain on as head coach next campaign during a recent interview.

The Black Cats have also produced their retained list with Grant Leadbitter, Josh Scowen, Max Power and Callum McFadzean amongst others departing the club.

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Sunderland head coach Lee Johnson
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Here, we take a look at the latest Sunderland transfer news and general talk from around League One:

Sunderland’s exiled forward Will Grigg has seemingly hinted at making his MK Dons loan spell permanent in a recent interview. He said: “It’s felt like home and that’s partly down to the fans – even though they haven’t been here, you see the messages they send in. It felt great right from that very first week and that didn’t change.” (Sunderland Echo)

The Black Cats are reportedly keeping tabs on Cambridge United ace and former England U20 international Paul Digby ahead of a potential swoop. (Football Insider)

Sunderland could be gearing up for a busy summer with reports linking the Black Cats with a move for former Chelsea defender Todd Kane. (London News Online)

Former England international Paul Robinson has urged Celtic to sign Charlie Wyke. He said: “Charlie Wyke would definitely be a risk-free signing. I think he would be great addition to the squad but he is certainly not the man to replace Edouard. He is not on that level.” (Football Insider)

Hopes that star forward Siriki Dembele will sign a new contract at Peterborough United are fading fast. It’s understood Posh have offered the 24-year-old a bumper pay increase and a lucrative new contract, but it remains unsigned. (Peterborough Telegraph)

Derby County target Joe Pigott will leave AFC Wimbledon next month after turning down their offer of a new contract at the club. (BBC)

Wigan Athletic have offered a new contract to the in-demand Kyle Joseph. However, the starlet is wanted by Sheffield United, Newcastle United and Barnsley. Joseph burst into Wigan’s first-team last term and scored five goals in 16 games. (Various)

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