League One rivals lead chase for striker
Sunderland have been heavily linked with Bristol City forward Antoine Semenyo this month, with boss Phil Parkinson admitting his interest in the 19-year-old:
He is a player we have looked at.
He has pace and power, and he’s someone we have been monitoring.
However, Bristol Live claim that Doncaster Rovers are currently leading the chase for the player who spent time on loan at League Two Newport County last season. The report goes on to say that the Robins are currently weighing up several bids for Semenyo but Darren Moore’s side are the front-runners.
Doncaster are in needed of forward reinforcements after former Sunderland loanee Kazaiah Sterling returned to parent club Tottenham Hotspur earlier today.
Grayson chasing Grigg
Will Grigg has struggled to justify the League One record transfer fee Sunderland paid for him last January.
The striker has only scored once in the league this season and only eight times in all competitions since signing for the club in a £3m+ deal a year ago.
Grigg has been an unused substitute in the last three games and journalist Alan Nixon claims that former Black Cats’ boss Simon Grayson is hoping to give him playing time at Blackpool.
Although wages may be a sticking point, Blackpool are said to be wanting Sunderland to accept a low wage contribution by the Seasiders to push a deal through:
Blackpool trying. But will need Sunderland to accept a low wage contribution. https://t.co/cAkDRRE87a— Alan Nixon (@reluctantnicko) January 1, 2020
Championship side hoping to sign academy product
Alex Gorrin has quickly established himself as an integral part of the Oxford United side since signing on a free transfer from Motherwell in the summer.
The academy product’s form has not gone unnoticed with Blackburn Rovers hoping to entice him to Ewood Park this month.
According to former Sky Sports reporter Pete O’Rourke, Tony Mowbray has been impressed with the Spaniard and is keen to add him to his options in the middle of the pitch.
Blackburn recently lost Bradley Dack to a long-term injury and released Ben Gladwin after his short-term deal expired.