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All the latest Sunderland news, courtesy of Roker Report.

Sunderland fans... The Soup Kitchen & Foodbanks need your donations at the SoL on Saturday!

Please bring along a bag to the Beacon of Light before the match on Saturday and support the wonderful efforts of local charities to help those in need.

Friday Night Live! Get involved tonight @ 8pm with our brand-new interactive Twitter Podcast

Join us tonight at 8pm over on the Roker Report Twitter page as we host our ‘Friday Night LIVE’ Twitter Spaces Podcast, talking all-things Sunderland ahead of tomorrow’s game - and you can take part!

Reports in South America claim Sunderland owners are in talks to buy Uruguayan club CA Rentistas

ESPN in South America are reporting that Sunderland’s ownership group are in talks to buy Uruguayan Primera División side Club Atlético Rentistas.

Could you help to lead Sunderland’s Red & White Army Trust?

Nominations to the Board of Sunderland’s Supporters’ Trust are under way - with the Annual General Meeting happening on 13th October - and you can stand to be part of the future of Sunderland AFC!

Confirmed: Josh Hawkes departs Sunderland on loan to join League Two outfit Tranmere Rovers

Promising young attacker Josh Hawkes has left Wearside to join up with Tranmere Rovers in League Two on loan.

Transfer Deadline Day: German winger Leon Dajaku completes loan move to Sunderland

Willkommen, Leon!

Transfer Deadline Day: Sunderland looking at potential move for Millwall right-back Mahlon Romeo

Sunderland have enquired about the possibility of signing Millwall right-back Mahlon Romeo, as the deadline day clock ticks down.

Transfer Deadline Day: Sunderland winger Jack Diamond heads out on loan to Harrogate

Sunderland winger Jack Diamond has returned to League Two side Harrogate Town on a season-long loan deal.

Transfer News: Sunderland set to net Bayern Munich goalkeeper on Deadline Day

In addition to signing Leon Dajaku, Sunderland are also in talks to sign his Bayern Munich teammate Ron Thorben-Hoffmann on loan.

Transfer Exclusive: Sunderland close to the signing of Bayern Munich winger Leon Dajaku

Transfer exclusive: Sunderland are in talks with Bayern Munich over the signing of Germany youth international winger Leon Dajaku.

Roker Roundup: Report claims Sunderland move for Arsenal right back is ‘gathering pace’

Football.London claim that Sunderland’s reported loan move for Arsenal right back Ryan Alebiosu is gathering pace and nearing completion.

Sunderland AFC’s positive reaction to fans’ calls for anti-racism stance is a welcome one

"Judge us by our actions, and on Saturday, we’ll stand and applaud all the players - Wycombe as well as Sunderland - who choose to take the knee in solidarity with the victims of racism and discrimination everywhere."

Transcript: Roy Keane reflects on his time at Sunderland in Neville interview

Appearing on The Overlap with Gary Neville, Roy Keane reflected on his time in charge of Sunderland, falling out with Ellis Short, and his desire to return to management.

Charity match to remember the man who brought Shaun Elliott to Sunderland’s attention

A football coach and Sunderland fan who played a leading role in the development of young players will be remembered at a special match to be held in his honour.

Exclusive: Sunderland exploring the possibility of re-signing Vito Mannone - and player is keen

Sunderland are exploring the possibility of bringing former goalkeeper Vito Mannone back to the Stadium of Light, Roker Report can reveal.

Report: Are Sunderland set to sign Nathan Broadhead on loan from Everton?

Reports on social media indicate that Sunderland have signed Everton striker Nathan Broadhead on loan, with an announcement coming on Monday.

Exclusive: Sunderland set to sign West Ham central defender Fred Alves on loan

It looks like defensive reinforcements are inbound at Sunderland, with West Ham’s Danish defender Fred Alves arriving on a season-long loan deal.

Report: Sunderland’s move for Dennis Cirkin edges closer - fee agreed, medical next

Sunderland look like they’ve managed to sign a left back, finally, as a fee with Spurs has reportedly been agreed for Dennis Cirkin - with the teenager set for a medical ahead of the completion of his move to Wearside.

Roker Roundup: Doncaster boss confirms interest in Sunderland target; & Ndong’s in bother again

In today’s news: Whilst Didier Ndong has been asked by yet another club to f**k off, Doncaster’s manager has confirmed he fancies signing Daniel Jebbison - the Sheff Utd striker also linked with a move to Sunderland.

BBC Reporter: Sunderland are set to name Corry Evans as their new club captain

BBC’s Northern Ireland reporter has claimed that Corry Evans is set to be named as Sunderland’s new club captain.

Report claims that Sunderland in talks with Liverpool over Scottish left-back

No, not Andy Robertson - but the Liverpool Echo claim that Sunderland are in talks for another Scottish left back at Anfield.

Roker Roundup: Chris Maguire says he was “gutted” to leave Sunderland

"I had three years at the club and loved every minute of it and was gutted to leave." - Chris Maguire speaks candidly about his Sunderland departure, and why he left.

Roker Roundup: Dick Advocaat on his Sunderland regrets & ex-SAFC teammate praises Pickford

Dick Advocaat has been talking about his regrets during his time at the club; a DoF lined up during a failed takeover is replacing our Head of Recruitment at Blackburn; and a former SAFC teammate of Jordan Pickford has been publicly praising him.

Exclusive: Sunderland in talks to sign Manchester City defender on a two-year loan deal

Roker Report understand that Sunderland are in talks to sign teenage Manchester City defender Callum Doyle on loan.

Former SAFC winger Lewis Morgan attempts to clarify comments made about Sunderland in the past

Speaking on a Podcast, former Sunderland winger Lewis Morgan has attempted to clarify some comments he made about the club last year in another interview.

“Sunderland fans are ruining their own club” - Liam Bridcutt launches attack on SAFC supporters

"Sunderland fans are ruining their own club" - Speaking on Gone off on a tangent Podcast, Liam Bridcutt has launched an extraordinary attack on Sunderland fans - and leapt to the defence of Jack Rodwell.

News: Sunderland COO Steve Davison provides supporter groups with update on latest board meeting

Sunderland’s COO Steve Davison has provided Supporter Groups with an update following the outcome of the club’s latest board meeting - and the appointment of a new Head of Marketing.

Transfer Tittle-Tattle: Sunderland linked with a move for highly-rated St Johnstone midfielder

The latest name linked with a move to Sunderland this summer is highly-rated 21-year-old St Johnstone midfielder Ali McCann. The Scottish press reckon we’re interested - but can we match his club’s valuation?

Roker Roundup: Report links Sunderland to Rotherham man, & new Pompey defender on SAFC interest

More transfer rumours - this time, a report linking Sunderland with an interest in a Rotherham midfielder, whilst a new Pompey defender has claimed SAFC showed some interest in him but didn’t follow it up.

Report claims Sunderland are set to sign Georgian international midfielder Giorgi Aburjania

Are Sunderland set to announce the signing of Georgian international midfielder Giorgi Aburjania? Reports in Spain claim the 26-year-old is on his way to Wearside…

Roker Roundup: Player linked with Sunderland is leaving Aberdeen & competition for Sanderson?

An Aberdeen player linked with Sunderland has vowed to leave the club this summer, and more teams appear to be in the running for Dion Sanderson’s signature.

Roker Roundup: Sunderland linked with the signing of 25 year old Wigan Athletic winger

Sunderland are interested in the signing of Wigan Athletic’s Viv Solomon-Otabor, according to a report in the Nigerian media.