Sunderland transfer rumours: Cats linked with double deal but face competition from Plymouth Argyle, Portsmouth and Ipswich Town
Sunderland are set for a summer rebuild in the transfer market – but what news is there from the Stadium of Light and around the division?
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.
That means Sunderland once again play their football in League One again next season
But what gossip is there from around the internet following the clash against the Imps?
Here, we take a look at the latest Sunderland transfer news and general talk from around League One:
Oxford United boss Karl Robinson has played down rumours linking him with the manager’s job at West Bromwich Albion. (Various)
Sunderland, Plymouth Argyle and Portsmouth-linked Clark Robertson is a target for Hapoel Jerusalem. (Daily Record)
West Ham and Crystal Palace have reportedly entered the race to sign Josh Hawkes. (TeamTALK)
Sunderland and League One rivals Ipswich are keen on the 28-year-old St Johnstone frontman Guy Melamed, who has stated he is ‘flattered’ by the interest. (Daily Record)
Birmingham City have handed a trial to Sunderland youngster Oliver Basey. The 17-year-old, a second-year scholar at the Stadium of Light, started the Professional Development League final against Sheffield United at Bramall Lane. (Birmingham Live)
Peterborough United star Siriki Dembele has been told to be wary of ‘a difficult transfer market’ if he decides to make another push to leave London Road. (Peterborough Telegraph)
Luton Town are interested in Portsmouth defender Jack Whatmoug. (Portsmouth News)