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Sunderland Community Soup Kitchen Christmas Fundraiser 2023: It’s time to help once again

People of Sunderland and our friends around the world - we are calling on YOU to help us to feed the most vulnerable people on Wearside this Christmas. Let’s ALL do our bit, together! Click here to donate.

Roker Roundup: Jewison Bennette speaks of ‘lack of confidence’ in him from Mowbray at Sunderland

Jewison Bennette has been asked about his status at Sunderland whilst away on international duty - and has admitted the lack of confidence in him by Tony Mowbray has made things more difficult.

Report: Abdoullah Ba set for international switch with World Cup qualifier debut on the horizon

Despite representing France at youth level, it looks like Sunderland midfielder Abdoullah Ba is set to switch international allegiance in time for the next round of World Cup qualifiers.

Roker Roundup: Nazariy Rusyn’s agent gives insight into protracted Sunderland transfer saga

It’s a bumper edition of the Roundup today: Nazariy Rusyn talks about how he’s adapted at Sunderland; his agent gives an insight into how the deal happened; and Jewi Bennette updates on his status at the club.

Nazariy Rusyn gives bumper interview as he details his start to life at Sunderland

In an interview with Football 24, Nazariy Rusyn has spoken at length about how he’s finding life on Wearside since his move to Sunderland from Ukraine just over a month ago.

Rusyn Speaks: New Ukrainian striker gives first interview after signing for Sunderland

Sunderland’s newest striker Naziriy Rusyn has given his first interview since signing for the club - and talked about what SAFC have planned for him in the future.

Deadline Day: Sunderland weighing up move for Chelsea striker Mason Burstow

As Sunderland’s search for a Ross Stewart replacement continues, it appears one player we’re making moves for is Chelsea youngster Mason Burstow.

Deadline Day: Sunderland set to complete signing of 20-year-old Paris St Germain right back

Sunderland look set to replace Lynden Gooch with a 20-year-old right back from Paris St Germain, according to L’Equipe.

Deadline Day: Report claims Sunderland have made bid for Fenerbahce’s Portuguese midfielder

Another new name has been linked with a move to Sunderland as the transfer deadline closes in - a Portuguese midfielder who plays for Fenerbahce.

Transfer Latest: L’Equipe claim Sunderland are set to sign French midfielder from Lorient

Having been linked earlier in the week with a move to Wearside, L’Equipe are claiming that Sunderland are set to sign a 21-year old French U20 international midfielder from Lorient.

‘SAFC 365: An SAFC Anthology’ - Out now for pre-orders, with all profits going to Sunderland Community Soup Kitchen

WE’VE WRITTEN A BOOK! ‘SAFC 365: AN SAFC ANTHOLOGY’ has been lovingly curated by the writers of Roker Report, with all profits going to Sunderland Community Soup Kitchen - and you can pre-order your copy now!

Nazariy Rusyn discusses his impending move to Sunderland

In an interview with Ukrainian media outlet, Nazariy Rusyn talks about the state of play of his transfer to Wearside.

Report from France claims Sunderland have been knocked back for Lille winger

Another new name linked - this time a young Lille winger, with reports in the French media claiming Sunderland have had an approach knocked back.

Finally, a breakthrough! Ukrainian sources claim Rusyn deal agreed with Sunderland

Sunderland look to have made a positive move on the striker front as sources in Ukraine the club have finally agreed a deal to sign Nazariy Rusyn.

Transfer Latest: Sunderland have another offer rejected for Ukrainian striker

Sunderland’s summer pursuit of a 24-year-old Ukrainian striker rumbles on, with reports from the player’s home nation claiming we’ve had yet another offer turned down.

Reports claim Sunderland have made no formal transfer offers yet for attacking pair from abroad

Rumours continue to circle abroad regarding Sunderland’s transfer business, with reports claiming no formal offers have yet been made for two forwards linked with a move to Wearside in recent days.

Report claims Sunderland have made €2m bid for Ukraine international striker

Sunderland appear to be wasting no time spending the money we’ve made on selling Isaac Lihadji, with a report in Zorya Londonsk claiming we’ve bid €2m for a Ukrainian international striker.

Reports in South America suggest Sunderland are closely tracking Chile international striker

According to ADN Deportes, Sunderland are closely tracking Chile international Alexander Aravena, a 20-year-old striker who plays for Universidad Católica.

News Update: More details from the French media emerge on Sunderland’s move for Eliezer Mayenda

French outlet L’Equipe are reporting some extra details on the deal Sunderland have been thrashing out with Souchaux for their striker Eliezer Mayenda - and it may not be dead just yet...

News: Sunderland’s €1m+ move for Spanish teenage striker blocked by parent club, despite talks

Sunderland’s €1m move for Sochaux’s Spanish forward Eliezer Mayenda has been blocked by the French side, despite the teenager flying to visit Wearside last week - that’s according to French outlet L’Est Republicain.

Report: Promising 17-year-old Swedish midfielder on trial at Sunderland

Sunderland have taken a highly-rated 17-year-old Djurgården midfielder on trial as he bids to impress and win himself a contract at the club - that’s according to Swedish outlet Fotboll Sthlm.

Report in French media claims Sunderland are interested in 18-year-old Spanish striker

According to French outlet Foot Mercato, Sunderland are interested in the signing of cash-strapped Sochaux’s Spanish striker Eliezer Mayenda.

Roker Roundup: Sunderland approach for Manchester United goalkeeper knocked back

Sunderland have been rebuffed by Man Utd in an attempt to replace Alex Bass and deal for Croatian striker said to be ‘very likely’.

Roker Roundup: Details of Dajaku deal revealed - and Simms’ “preference is Sunderland”

Details of Leon Dajaku’s move to Hajduk Split have been revealed - and, according to a report, Ellis Simms’ preference would be a move to Sunderland.

Roker Roundup: New Sunderland signing Jenson Seelt talks about move - and Dajaku could depart

Sunderland new-boy Jenson Seelt has talked at length about his move to the club from PSV Eindhoven - including how talks started almost a month ago - whilst rumours in Croatia suggest Leon Dajaku could be set to sign for Hajduk Split.

News: Sunderland linked with move for promising young French striker Matthis Abline

The latest name to be linked with a move to Sunderland is France U21 international striker Matthis Abline, with Le Parisien reporting that Sunderland are one of the clubs keeping tabs on his status with Rennes.

Roker Roundup: Silly season is in full swing as Sunderland are linked with three new names!

With the Transfer Window officially open, silly season is in full swing and Sunderland have been linked to three new names online - Bright Osayi-Samuel, Odysseas Vlachodimos and Will Smallbone.

Portuguese news outlet claim Sunderland are ‘very close’ to signing 19-year old Benfica striker

Could Benfica striker Luis Semedo be heading to Sunderland this summer? Portuguese news outlet Record claim that the 19-year-old is ‘very close’ to a move to Wearside.

Roker Roundup: Sunderland scouts present last night as Chilean international scores

Sunderland reportedly had scouts in the stadium as a Chile international scores a great goal, while the club should benefit from a clause in Jobe Bellingham’s contract.

Roker Roundup: Sunderland linked with summer move for Rangers youngster

Sunderland are interested in signing a youngster from Rangers according to the Daily Record, whilst it looks like Leon Dajaku’s time out on loan has come to an end.

#TilTheEnd: Bring your scarf, bring the passion, bring the noise!

Roker Report, A Love Supreme, Spirit of 37, Red & White Army & Wise Men Say are calling on our fellow supporters to bring the noise, passion and colour to the Stadium of Light on Saturday afternoon - Til The End.

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