Sunderland, Blackburn and Barnsley linked with ex-Arsenal prospect plus competition for Chelsea goalkeeper: Gossip

While England are gearing up for their Euro 2020 opener against Croatia on Sunday, Sunderland and their League One rivals are continuing the search for new signings ahead of the 2021/22 campaign.

Friday, 11th June 2021, 11:00 am
Updated Saturday, 12th June 2021, 10:32 am

Here are some of the latest SAFC-related transfer rumours.

Wimbledon defender attracting interest

Sunderland are reportedly one of several clubs who are tracking AFC Wimbledon defender Terell Thomas.

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Terell Thomas playing for AFC Wimbledon.
Terell Thomas playing for AFC Wimbledon.

According to the Daily Mail, the athletic centre-back, who came through Arsenal’s academy, is a summer target for several Championship clubs including Blackburn and Barnsley.

Thomas is set to leave Wimbledon on a free transfer when his contract expires this summer.

Competition for Chelsea goalkeeper

Sunderland will also be looking to strengthen in the goalkeeping department ahead of next season.

Lee Burge remains on Wearside but Remi Matthews was not offered a new deal, meaning the Black Cats are short of options between the sticks.

Sunderland have been linked with Chelsea keeper Nathan Baxter, while Hull have also been credited with interest.

According to BBC journalist Matt Dean, the Tigers are keen on a loan move for Baker, 22, who spent last season on loan at Accrington Stanley.

Cats keeping tabs on Aberdeen prospect

Finally, Sunderland and Blackburn Rovers are reportedly in the hunt to sign teenage midfielder Ethan Ross from Aberdeen.

Football Insider report that Ross has been offered a new contract by the Scottish Premiership club that he has not accepted.

They claim that could open the door for potential admirers, with the Black Cats keeping close tabs on the situation.

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