Sunderland attacker wanted by West Ham, Leeds United, Newcastle United and Crystal Palace

Sunderland will play their football in League One again next season.

Sunday, 23rd May 2021, 9:49 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.

But what gossip is there from around the internet following the clash against the Imps?

Here, though, we take you through all of the latest transfer talk from around the web:

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Josh Hawkes in action for Sunderland's U23s

West Ham, Leeds United, Newcastle United and Crystal Palace interested in Sunderland attacker

West Ham and Crystal Palace have reportedly entered the race to sign Josh Hawkes.

TeamTALK states that the Premier League duo are lining in-demand Sunderland academy prospect for a summer transfer.

It was also reported that Leeds United and Newcastle United were interested in the former Hartlepool attacker a year ago.

Indeed, the same outlet claims that both Whites and Magpies are still interested in pursuing a deal for the 22-year-old.

Hawkes is yet to make his first-team debut despite an impressive run in the Black Cats’ U23’s team.

Hull City and Peterborough United eye League One talent

Newly-promoted duo Hull City and Peterborough United are interested in Gillingham’s Jack Tucker.

The 21-year-old defender featured 43 times this season for Steve Evans’ Gills and has cemented himself as an important player.

However, the Sun on Sunday reports that Hull City will make their move ‘if they can agree a fee’.

Meanwhile, Peterborough United are also said to be interested in Tucker following their promotion to the Championship.

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