SAFC boss Alex Neil (Picture by FRANK REID)

Sunderland transfer news: Free agent move tipped, ‘permanent option’ claim, £1m starlet update

Sunderland’s main focus remains on their bid to secure a place in the League One play-offs this season.

Alex Neil’s side are currently preparing for a home double header against Cambridge United and fellow promotion contenders Rotherham United over the next seven days.

Positive results from those Stadium of Light clashes would send the Black Cats into a crucial final day trip to Morecambe, when supporters and players alike would have one eye on results elsewhere as the season reaches a thrilling climax.

Whether Sunderland’s play-off push reaches a successful conclusion or not, it seems likely Alex Neil will oversee a hectic summer in the transfer market as he pushes for success in his first full season in charge of the Black Cats.

Speculation over several possible transfer targets and a number of players linked with a move away from Wearside has dominated the headlines over the last few days.

The Sunderland Echo takes a look at some eye-catching moves being reported by a number of media outlets.

Whether Sunderland’s play-off push reaches a successful conclusion or not, it seems likely Alex Neil will oversee a hectic summer in the transfer market as he pushes for success in his first full season in charge of the Black Cats.

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