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Roker Roundup: International striker turned down deadline-day move to the Stadium of Light

We may be heading into the rest of the season with only one striker, but it seems it wasn’t for the lack of trying.

Roker Roundup: Isaac Lihadji to Sunderland deal ‘hours away’, according to French report

French outlet La Voix Du Nord are claiming that Isaac Lihadji could be hours from sealing a move to Sunderland, having missed training on Wednesday to seal a free transfer move to Wearside.

Roker Roundup: Update on Lihadji, Gelhardt & Nemeth deals as Sunderland look to strengthen

The transfer rumour mill continues to churn, as reports from around the world give us updates on potential Sunderland recruits Andres Nemeth, Isaac Lihadji and Joe Gelhardt.

Roker Roundup: Martin O’Neill talks all things Sunderland, plus Scottish defender linked

Our former manager spoke to Roker Rapport about his time in charge of the lads, and growing up as a Sunderland supporter.

Roker Roundup: Report claims Jewi’s value has quadrupled, with Spanish giants Valencia after him

He’s only been here two minutes and has barely featured, but reports in Spain claim that World Cup bound teenager Jewison Bennette is already attracting interest from La Liga giants Valencia.

Roker Roundup: Ex-Sunderland striker McCoist thinks we can make the Championship Playoffs!

Could another trip to Wembley be on the cards? Former Sunderland striker Ally McCoist can’t see any reason why the Lads can’t make the playoffs this season…

Roker Roundup: Ex-Sunderland midfielder Seb Larsson announces his retirement after a long career

Seb Larsson - who made 176 appearances for Sunderland during his time on Wearside - has announced he’ll finish up his playing career at the end of the current Allsvenskan season.

Roker Roundup: Danny Graham on Di Canio ‘nightmare’ & KLD jets off to Uruguay to visit clubs

In a chat with RR, Danny Graham revealed what it was like to work under the rule of Paolo Di Canio, whilst elsewhere it looks like Kyril is jetting off to Uruguay to visit a bunch of clubs - what could that mean?

Roker Roundup: Asoro hits out at agents after Sunderland spell & Jewi’s dad speaks on progress

Joel Asoro says he was ripped off by agents when he moved to Sunderland, and Jewison Bennette’s dad has been chatting about his son’s progress since arriving on Wearside.

Roker Roundup: Sunderland linked with move for young French Le Havre midfielder Abdoullah Ba

French newspaper Paris Normandie have linked Sunderland with a move for Le Havre’s 19-year-old midfielder Abdoullah Ba - an international teammate of Edouard Michut!

Roker Roundup: Sunderland linked with brother of Lionesses star & Bennette speaks in Costa Rica

The teenage brother of England Lionesses star Georgia Stanway has been linked with a move to Sunderland, whilst Jewison Bennette has spoken to the media in his home country following his arrival on Wearside.

Roker Roundup: Bennette heads to Wearside to wrap up Sunderland move

Plus, the latest on Brighton defender Jan Paul van Hecke’s potential loan move to the Stadium of Light.

Roker Roundup: Journo claims Broadhead set for a move to Wigan - but we want a centre half

The news today suggests Nathan Broadhead may be favouring a move to Wigan rather than Sunderland, and we’re apparently after another defender, too.

Roker Roundup: League One manager name-drops Sunderland winger - could he be set to leave?

Sunderland winger Jack Diamond is on the lips of a League One manager, whilst Neil Warnock has tipped us to be a dark horse in the Championship - singing the praises of Ross Stewart at the same time.

Roker Roundup: Hoppe springs eternal, ex-Everton keeper linked, and Rodwell’s on the move again

Alex Neil’s been linked with a US striker - and, could a former Everton keeper be about to strengthen our ranks?

Roker Roundup: Sunderland eye up a deal for an Everton striker. But not that one...

Another Goodison Park striker is in Alex Neil’s sights, while two former Sunderland players are on the move.

Roker Roundup: Is former AFC Fylde youngster set to sign for Sunderland?

It seems that a youngster who formerly played for AFC Fylde could be set to sign for Sunderland, whilst elsewhere a couple of names from our past are back in the news…

Roker Roundup: Sunderland set to miss out on Wimbledon midfielder as he opts for Huddersfield

Reputable journalist Richard Cawley has reported that Huddersfield have won the race to sign the highly-rated Jack Rudoni - a player who Sunderland had bid for.

Roker Roundup: Are Sunderland set to offer Ross Stewart a bumper new contract?

He’s due back at the Academy of Light this week - and Ross Stewart is set to be offered a bumper new Sunderland contract, according to the Daily Record.

Roker Roundup: Sunderland target Rudoni won’t be moving on the cheap!

In today’s roundup, Wimbledon are holding out for a substantial fee for Rudoni, Jack Ross wants Tangerine success, a new job for Paul Reid, and Jack Rodwell’s motivation in his final SAFC season.

Roker Roundup: Sunderland linked with ex-Man Utd and Lazio playmaker Ravel Morrison

The latest player linked in the media with a move to Sunderland is former Manchester United and Lazio midfielder Ravel Morrison, who is set to leave Derby when his contract expires next week.

Roker Roundup: Hoffmann claims: ‘I had to play with Corona’, plus Senegalese right back signs

Thorben Hoffmann has made some major allegations about his time at the club, including being forced to play when suffering from Covid and being refused further examination.

Roker Roundup: SPL top scorer linked, ex-SAFC defender lands first managerial role & Sess gets new club!

The rumour mill is starting to go round, with a Ross County forward said to be interesting SAFC.

Roker Roundup: Thorben Hoffmann’s latest Kicker column reveals Sunderland contract clause info

Thorben Hoffmann’s latest tell-all column in German publication Kicker reveals an important detail on his Sunderland contract; and Darren Bent tells an interesting tale about Lorik Cana…

Roker Roundup: Defoe recalls derby strike, while ex-SAFC players are on the move

Jermain Defoe has been reliving his famous strike against Newcastle on Jamie Carragher’s podcast – and reveals it only happened because he’d ignored Dick Advocaat’s instructions!

Roker Roundup: Former Sunderland striker turns down AOL return, and Grigg’s misfiring.... again

Will Grigg’s goals have dried up, but it’s not his fault...

Roker Roundup: Former mackem piles praise on McGeady; Sunderland defender returns from loan

After his point-saving goal at Peterborough, Aiden McGeady’s received some glowing praise from a former SAFC midfielder; whilst a Sunderland youngster has seen his loan spell cut short.

Roker Roundup: Former Sunderland keeper reveals gambling addiction – and how Quinny came to his rescue

Former Academy keeper Trevor Carson explains why he’ll never forget how Niall Quinn helped him out of a dark place. Meanwhile, two other Academy products are making great strides.

Roker Roundup: Sunderland reject chance to sign trialist & Kimpioka loan move is explained

Benji Kimpioka was almost an instant hero on his debut for Torquay, and his new manager – Lee’s dad – seems happy to have him at Plainmoor. Elsewhere, a trialist hasn’t been offered a deal, and has instead tried his luck with Stoke.

Roker Roundup: Sunderland receive €1m cash boost as Besiktas cough up for Lens

SAFC receive a further transfer instalment for Jeremain Lens; KLD buys into esports company, and Ricky Alvarez seals new playing deal.

Roker Roundup: Sunderland striking target joins Newcastle on trial

An exciting youngster who Sunderland were watching heads to Newcastle on trial, Asamoah Gyan finds a new team, and two ex-Sunderland forwards who are currently free agents close in on new clubs.

Roker Roundup: “I would have earned more at Sunderland” says former transfer target Lyle Taylor

Former Black Cats transfer target Lyle Taylor has been talking about his time at Charlton, admitting that he would have made more at Sunderland had he opted to head to Wearside in the summer of 2018.

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