Sunderland’s relegation was expected long before it became official and as such the discussion surrounding the future of Jermain Defoe has been going on since January. It is clear the veteran striker has an embedded release clause in his contract on Wearside which becomes active upon the club’s relegation from the Premier League. This clause 

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With Sunderland’s relegation having been confirmed it is understandable that other top flight clubs are now circling like vultures to pick at the bones of the carcass left behind on Wearside. One such high demand target is goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, who after taking his chance under Sam Allardyce last season has gone from strength to 

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Jermain Defoe has a list of would-be suitors lining up for his signature in the summer. Defoe will leave Sunderland when, not if, they are relegated – it look irreversibly bleak for David Moyes’ Black Cats. Among the interested parties are Rafa Benitez’s Newcastle United.   Prime target According to the Sun, the Magpies will 

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It has been a fairly rotten week for David Moyes with his ludicrous comments towards journalist Vicki Sparks being made public knowledge, followed by yet another lacklustre performance in a 2-0 defeat to Leicester City which has left all but the most optimistic of supporters resigned to relegation. In truth, the club can already begin 

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According to reports, Everton duo Darron Gibson and Bryan Oviedo are on the verge of signing for Sunderland. The duo are reportedly set to undergo medicals today. As reported by Sky Sports: “Everton pair Darron Gibson and Bryan Oviedo look set to be reunited with David Moyes at Sunderland. The pair are to have medicals 

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In official news, Crystal Palace have signed Patrick van Aanholt from Sunderland. The Holland international has reportedly signed a four-and-a-half year deal with the transfer fee mooted at £14 million. As reported by Sky Sports: “Crystal Palace have completed the signing of Patrick van Aanholt from Sunderland on a four-and-a-half year contract. The defender has 

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According to reports, Crystal Palace are interested in signing Rubin Kazan’s Yann M’Vila. The French midfielder endured a successful loan spell last season with Premier League rivals, Sunderland. As reported by The Telegraph: “Now Allardyce is trying to convince Palace chiefs to pay the £11m it would take to trigger a clause in M’Vila’s Rubin 

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In official news, Sunderland have signed free agent defender Joleon Lescott. The former Everton and Manchester City defender signed on a contract until the end of the season. As reported by The Telegraph: “Sunderland have made an underwhelming first signing of the transfer window in the shape of former Aston Villa defender Joleon Lescott. Lescott 

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According to reports, Sunderland are considering making a move for veteran defender Joleon Lescott. The former Man City and Everton star, who is now a free agent, worked under Sunderland boss David Moyes at Everton. As reported by the Daily Star: “The Sunderland boss is considering a potential move for free agent Joleon Lescott – 

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According to reports, Everton defender Phil Jagielka is being chased by West Ham and Sunderland. The 34 year old has been a mainstay in Everton’s defence throughout the 10 years he’s spent so far at Goodison Park. As reported by the Daily Star: “Jagielka, 34, could be nearing the end of his stay at Goodison 

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After next Friday’s World Cup qualifier with Scotland, England will move on to the mid-week friendly against Spain. November marked the last time England hosted La Roja at Wembley back in 2011, with Frank Lampard scoring the only goal in a 1-0 win. Insignificantly Jack Rodwell came on for Phil Jones as a 56th minute 

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Sunderland have officially completed the signing of full-back Javier Manquillo on a season-long loan from Atletico Madrid. Manquillo becomes the third youngster to arrive at the Stadium of Light following the acquisition of Donald Love and Paddy McNair [both from Manchester United], perhaps a show that the youth- much like in his teams at Everton 

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