Sunderland eye ex-Rangers man as former defender linked with Championship duo

Sunderland and their League One rivals are eyeing further deals.

Saturday, 10th July 2021, 4:42 pm

However, Lee Johnson says the financial impact of COVID-19 led to 'stagnation' of the transfer market this summer.

But Sunderland hopeful of making at least one breakthrough in the near future.

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SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - MAY 22: Sunderland manager Lee Johnson looks on during the Sky Bet League One Play-off Semi Final 2nd Leg match between Sunderland and Lincoln City at Stadium of Light on May 22, 2021 in Sunderland, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Here, though, we take you through all of the biggest stories that you may have missed:

Sunderland eyeing deal for free agent

Sunderland are reportedly interested in signing free agent Harris O’Connor.

Stoke City and Watford are also said to be keen on a deal.

The 19-year-old defender is currently training with the Potters.

The centre-back departed Rangers this summer after his contract ended at Ibrox.

Ex-Black Cats defender wanted by Championship clubs

Championship duo Barnsley and Luton Town are both interested in signing Callum McFadzean this summer.

The former defender is now a free agent after being released by Sunderland at the end of last season.

Sky Sports have claimed that the left-back is in talks with both the Tykes and the Hatters this summer.

Sunderland continue to monitor Manchester United man

Sunderland continue to monitor Manchester United midfielder Ethan Galbraith – with the youngster set for a move out on loan.

The Black Cats need to revamp their central midfield options after experienced trio Max Power, Grant Leadbitter and Josh Scowen were all released at the end of the season.

Sunderland have options including Carl Winchester and Dan Neil but midfield additions will be high on the priority list for head coach Lee Johnson ahead of the new season.

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