West Brom youngster linked
With Phil Parkinson set to be backed in the January transfer market with up to five players according to reports - should he stay in charge that long - Sunderland have been linked with an in-demand West Bromwich Albion youngster.
According to the Daily Mail, Rayhaan Tulloch is being watched by a number of Premier League clubs after impressing in the club’s under-23 side, as Southampton, Aston Villa, Newcastle United and Bournemouth all look set to watch the player in action this evening.
The report also claims that Wigan Athletic, Stoke City and Leeds United have already checked on his progress, with Sunderland claimed to have had the player watched ahead of a possible loan deal in January.
The 18-year-old foward can play up front or on either wing and will be in action for West Brom’s under-23 team against Manchester United later today.
One in, one out for Palace?
Former Sunderland forward Fabio Borini could be set for a return to England with Crystal Palace according to reports.
Roy Hodgson’s club are reported to have opened talks with AC Milan about taking the Italian international to Selhurst Park in January.
Borini is out of contract at the end of the season and has been out of favour at the San Siro, not featuring in the first team since the last day of August.
Should Borini sign for Palace, he’s unlikely to line up with his former Sunderland team-mate Connor Wickham, as he looks set to depart in search of first team football.
Watford are said to be the front-runners for the the 26-year-old’s signature but he has also been linked with Bristol City and Nottingham Forest.
Alonso on the move?
Another member of the same Sunderland squad from the 2013-14 season may be on the move as well, with Marco Alonso a wanted man.
Alonso has lost his place in the Chelsea team this season to Emerson Palmieri and he is likely to fall further down the pecking order in January due to Chelsea’s transfer ban being lifted.
That has led to suggestions of Frank Lampard moving for Leicester’s Ben Chilwell and that could trigger Inter Milan to make a move for the former Sunderland loanee, although that appears to be more likely to happen in the summer.