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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As Sunderland’s search for a Ross Stewart replacement continues, it appears one player we’re making moves for is Chelsea youngster Mason Burstow.
Sunderland look set to replace Lynden Gooch with a 20-year-old right back from Paris St Germain, according to L’Equipe.
Another new name has been linked with a move to Sunderland as the transfer deadline closes in - a Portuguese midfielder who plays for Fenerbahce.
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.
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In an interview with Ukrainian media outlet Sport.ua, Nazariy Rusyn talks about the state of play of his transfer to Wearside.
Another new name linked - this time a young Lille winger, with reports in the French media claiming Sunderland have had an approach knocked back.
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.
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.
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.
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.
According to ADN Deportes, Sunderland are closely tracking Chile international Alexander Aravena, a 20-year-old striker who plays for Universidad Católica.
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...
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.
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.
According to French outlet Foot Mercato, Sunderland are interested in the signing of cash-strapped Sochaux’s Spanish striker Eliezer Mayenda.
Sunderland have been rebuffed by Man Utd in an attempt to replace Alex Bass and deal for Croatian striker said to be ‘very likely’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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