Wolves make key transfer decision amid Dion Sanderson rumours as Sunderland striker swoop takes another twist

Sunderland are yet to dip into the summer transfer market – but are targeting a number of additions to strengthen their squad.

Friday, 18th June 2021, 11:00 am

And as the hard work continues behind the scenes, here’s the latest transfer rumours surrounding the Black Cats:

Wolves make key transfer decision – which could impact defender move

Bruno Lage has made his first signing as Wolves head coach – and it’s an addition which could have repercussions for Dion Sanderson

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Wolves make key transfer decision amid Dion Sanderson rumours as Sunderland striker swoop takes another twist
Wolves make key transfer decision amid Dion Sanderson rumours as Sunderland striker swoop takes another twist

The Premier League side have decided to recruit 20-year-old Colombian defender Yerson Mosquera, who has signed a five-year deal at Molineux.

Mosquera is set to become part of Wolves’ first-team squad for the 2021/22 campaign, further increasing the club’s options at centre back.

And the signing has only added further fuel to rumours that Sanderson – who is attracting interest from Sunderland and a host of Championship sides – could be allowed to leave the Midlands this summer.

Sheffield United have also been heavily linked with the centre back, who will now have to force his way past Mosquera, Conor Coady, Willy Boly, Romain Saiss and Max Kilman to force his way into the Wolves first-team.

Another twist in striker chase saga

Sunderland are one of the clubs to have been linked with striker Guy Melamed this summer.

The Israeli frontman enjoyed a fine season at St Johnstone and is now a free agent - with reports linking the Black Cats, Portsmouth and Ipswich Town with summer moves for the 28-year-old.

Melamed was offered fresh terms with the Scottish club but boss Callum Davidson said earlier this week that the club would ‘move on’ from the striker.

However, in a fresh twist, Davidson has now confirmed that the contract offer remains on the table for Melamed.

Speaking to the Daily Record, he said: “We made him a very good offer to stay but his agent has said he will wait and see.

“It’s unfortunate we haven’t been able to come to an agreement. We have to move on but things can change quickly in football.

“Right now the offer is still there if Guy changes his mind and decides he wants to play for us next season.”

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