Roker Report understand that the club are preparing themselves for solid bids for Paddy McNair, Joel Asoro and Aiden McGeady this week, with it thought that all three players are in favour of an expected move away from Sunderland this summer.
Whilst Paddy McNair hasn’t formally announced his intention to leave to the club, it’s believed that he’s in favour of a move elsewhere and he even spoke last week whilst on international duty about wanting to return to the Premier League.
McNair has been the subject of significant interest from Chris Hughton’s Brighton & Hove Albion, and the club have rejected a number of derisory bids from them, but they’re fully expecting the Seagulls to return with an increased offer more in line with their valuation for the player - thought to be at around seven million pounds.
We’re also told that “a couple of Championship clubs” have placed bids for the former Manchester United man, though its not known whether or not the club have seriously entertained them.
Joel Asoro, on the other hand, has requested a transfer away from the club and he’s thought to be one of the more salable assets in the current side due to his age and potential.
The Sweden U21 international has an incredibly active agent and there have been significant enquires made into securing his services from a host of clubs across Europe.
Whilst Sunderland would like to hang on to the youngster, he’s made it very clear that he intends to move on this summer and its thought that the club are reluctantly willing to listen to offers - provided, of course, their valuation of the player is met.
Aiden McGeady has been the subject of a number of enquires from Championship clubs, with Sheffield United showing serious interest before developing cold feet and pulling out of a deal.
Like Asoro and McNair, the club are expecting that they’ll receive further enquires over the coming days - and, despite rumour suggesting otherwise, his wages aren’t thought to be a massive issue and that may be a key factor in moving him along quickly.
Aside from all the outgoings, we’re also told that the club are “negotiating hard on two new signings”, and that positive news on that front could be forthcoming over the next few days if everything else falls into place.
Stay tuned right here on RokerReport.com over the coming days as we continue to bring you the latest news on goings on at Sunderland AFC first.