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Roker Roundup: Sunderland told “NO!” for Ross County striker; and Will Grigg to... Wigan?!

Could Will Grigg end up back at Wigan? We won’t be replacing him with Ross Stewart, though, with reports suggesting Sunderland have been rebuffed by Ross County.

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Ross County hoping to keep Stewart

Sunderland may have had a transfer breakthrough last night, with Rangers winger Jordan Jones set to complete his move to Wearside imminently, but Ross County are determined to keep hold of Ross Stewart.

The Daily Record say Ross County owner Roy MacGregor has informed Sunderland that the player will not be sold in this window, as his team look to climb away from the relegation zone in the Scottish Premiership.

Stewart is out of contract at the end of the season and County’s manager John Hughes has already admitted that an offer of £500,000 may be enough to sign the player.

The report also says that MK Dons have already seen a six-figure fee for Stewart rejected, while Aberdeen and Dundee United are both interested in signing the player on a pre-contract agreement.

Celtic v Ross County - Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership Photo by Craig Foy/SNS Group via Getty Images

Wigan hoping for PR dream

While Shrewsbury Town are favourites to land Will Grigg, with reports suggesting that he has verbally agreed to join Steve Cotterill’s side, his former side Wigan Athletic are also in the chase for the striker.

Wigan Today say the club’s attempts to bring Grigg back to the DW Stadium are very much odds-against but admit that it would be a PR dream for the Wigan fan favourite.

Alan Nixon reports that Wigan are second favourites for his signature but notes that there has definitely been contract regarding a possible deal for a player Sunderland paid around £4m for two years ago.

West Bromwich Albion v Wigan Athletic - FA Cup Third Round Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images

Camp leaves Coventry

Former so-called Sunderland goalkeeper Lee Camp has departed Coventry City following the expiry of his contract.

Camp signed a short-term deal with the Championship outfit back in November following an injury to former Doncaster Rovers goalkeeper Marko Marosi but has now left the club according to the official Coventry website.

The 36-year-old has also appeared for Birmingham City since his disastrous Sunderland spell.

Sunderland First Team Squad Visit the ‘Caterpillar’ Factory Photo by Ian Horrocks/Sunderland AFC via Getty Images