Linked midfielder edges closer to exit
Sunderland have been linked with a January move for out-of-favour Feyenoord midfielder Liam Kelly and his departure from the Dutch club edged closer yesterday.
The 24-year-old was left of the squad for a winter training camp in Marbella by Dick Advocaat to help facilitate a potential transfer, according to the official Feyenoord website.
Along with Sunderland, Kelly had been linked with League One rivals Oxford United and MK Dons.
Oxford appear to be in pole position for the former Reading player, as the Oxford Mail report that Kelly was in the stands for their FA Cup win over Hartlepool United over the weekend, ahead of a potential loan move to the Kassam Stadium.
Linked Robins duo heading to exit?
In a similar vein to Kelly, Bristol Post report that Bristol City duo Antoine Semenyo and Hakeeb Adelakun may have been left out of the club’s under-23 fixture yesterday as they look to head to the exit door.
City lost 6-1 to Watford but despite both players featuring for the under-23s this season, neither featured in the heavy defeat to the Premier League outfit.
Both Semenyo and Adelakun have been linked with a move to Sunderland recently, although it’s believed Doncaster Rovers lead the race for Semenyo and Adelakun has also been linked with Doncaster, Rotherham United and Burton Albion.
Alvarez close to Velez move
Former Sunderland winger Ricky Alvarez is close to re-signing for the club he started his career with after leaving Mexican side Atlas.
The Argentine is believed to be on the verge of signing for Velez Sarsfield on a free transfer after their manager, ex-Manchester United defender Gabriel Heinze, gave the go-ahead for the signing.
After being a regular for Atlas in his first season, he had become a bit-part player once he recovered from another serious knee injury and was allowed to leave to find a new club.