Report: £10m Double Bid For Star Pair?

Julian Finney

Stoke are reportedly eyeing a double swoop for Sunderland pair Lee Cattermole and Steven Fletcher.

Derby_logo_4_medium

Sunderland are looking to be busy in the transfer market before Friday's deadline day. With Nacho Scocco close to completing his move and Gus Poyet also interested in signing Ever Banega, Liam Bridcutt, Tom Ince and Will Buckley, there may be departures to make room in the squad and on the wage bill.

According to reports yesterday, Stoke City would be interested in signing both Lee Cattermole and Steven Fletcher in a deal worth £10m. Cattermole has regained his place in the side under Poyet but has been able to find consistent form and Fletcher has rarely captured the heights of last season, with only 1 goal in his last 15 appearances in all competitions.

Although £10m is unlikely to be enough to sign both players, it would not be a surprise if we allowed both to leave if it meant Poyet could sign the players he wants but despite being close to signing Scocco and the club recalling Connor Wickham yesterday, it's unlikely we would sanction the sale of Fletcher unless we were to sign another striker besides the Argentinian.

Cattermole recently admitted that he is desperate to stay at the club but may be forced out of the side if Sunderland are able to clinch the signing of both Bridcutt and Banega.

Stay tuned to Roker Report throughout January as we keep you up to date with his and all other transfer news and rumours. Also, feel free to keep in touch with our dedicated Transfer Centre, which you can do by CLICKING HERE.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Roker Report

You must be a member of Roker Report to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Roker Report. You should read them.

Join Roker Report

You must be a member of Roker Report to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Roker Report. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9353_tracker