Sunderland's potential League One promotion rivals eye DOUBLE deal - Oxford United and Celtic talk

Sunderland are yet again preparing for a summer of change following a disappointing season.

Sunday, 30th May 2021, 4:30 pm

Lee Johnson’s men failed to overcome Lincoln City over two legs 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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Ipswich Town manager Paul Cook.

Here, we take a look at the latest transfer news and general talk from around League One that you may have missed:

Sunderland’s League One rivals Ipswich Town are said to be targeting two more players ahead of the new season.

A report states that the Tractor Boys want a central midfielder and a goalkeeper.

Oxford United's Mark Sykes, 23, who plays in central midfield is, according to The Sun on Sunday, attracting Town's interest.

The report claims the battler is out of contract this summer and that the League One club are plotting a swoop.

Oxford, however, triggered a one-year option on his deal at the end of April.

Dundee United keeper Benjamin Siegrist is also attracting Ipswich Town’s interest.

The Blues reported interest in Siegrist is being blocked as the 29-year-old is waiting to see whether Celtic firm up their interest.

Siegrist is also out of contract this summer and has been linked with a move north of the border.

Ipswich Town finished in ninth position in League One under Paul Cook, who replaced Paul Lambert midway through the season.

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