The Roker Roundup: May 9th 2012 - Gyan On His Way Anywhere But Wearside

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Alright then, we'll do it all again. It's time for another Roker Roundup. It's of course the feature where we bring you a roundup of all the day's SAFC news and notes.

First though, trivia. Today is May the 9th, on this very day in 1992, we lost in the FA Cup Final 2-0 against Liverpool. I remember it clearly, and part of me is still convinced John Byrne's near miss actually went in. Still, he got a winners medal by accident at the end.

On to today though, here's the news...

Asamoah Gyan recently held a press conference over in the UAE about his future, and it would appear that it doesn't involve being in Sunderland as he told the Gulf News that he's very happy in Al Ain, and is negotiating to stay there for the foreseeable future - CLICK HERE

Although we know not to read too much into anything he says, and he also said at the same presser that he could be playing his football next season "anywhere"... Just make your mind up and bugger off will you? - CLICK HERE

If you've the ability to read French, or use Google Translate, you'll see that L'Equipe this morning are reporting that Arsenal are making Stephane Sessegnon their No.1 priority, but our starting price of £17m is a stumbling block. It's not a major story on L'Equipe, nor is it associated with any quotes, so let's not get too hot under the collar just yet about it - CLICK HERE

Sessegnon has a little celebrating to do. Only a little though, as he has scooped another award, the SAFC.com Star Man Award, for the most Man Of The Match wins this season - CLICK HERE

Following the outrageous and unjust abuse James McClean suffered on Twitter having been selected for the Republic of Ireland, the lad has unfortunately decided to call time on the social networking site - CLICK HERE

Simon Mignolet has spoken of his sympathy for Craig Gordon, saying it's unfortunate that Gordon will be leaving, but wishes his friend all the best for the future - CLICK HERE

Scott Wilson in the Northern Echo asks five big questions of Sunderland for the summer. Should we keep Nicklas Bendtner? What do we do with Craig Gordon, and who else might be an ideal candidate to be shown the exit door? All this and more explained in his column - CLICK HERE

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