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Sunderland A.F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 22 Feb 23:00

Sunderland owner Ellis Short prepared to give away club

Short will give the club away for FREE if a buyer is prepared to take on its substantial debt. He has had enough and he could be willing to forgo the majority of the £69mhe is owed

ESPN FC News 22 Feb 21:55

Henrikh Mkhitaryan: Why can't Ozil and I play in same Arsenal team?

LONDON -- Henrikh Mkhitaryan has told ESPN FC that he can thrive in the same team as Mesut Ozil at Arsenal and admitted he "can't

ESPN FC News 22 Feb 21:09

Napoli crash out of Europa League as Arsenal and Dortmund escape

Napoli crashed out of the Europa League round of 32 on Thursday, while Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund overcame scares and Atletico

ESPN FC News 22 Feb 18:40

Seattle Sounders defeated in CCL as New York Red Bulls draw

Stefan Frei failed to stop a penalty and the Sounder lost. The troubles for Major League Soccer teams in the CONCACAF Champions League continued on Thursday night as the Seattle Sounders lost and the New York Red Bulls managed a draw in the round of 16 opening legs. The Seattle Sounders suffered a 2-1 defeat to Santa Tecla FC in El Salvador while also losing Jordan Morris to an injury. Nicolas Lodeiro put Seattle ahead in the 15th minute with a spectacular first-time chip from 40 yards, but Gerson Mayen put home a deflected shot in the 67th...

Sunderland – 22 Feb 18:19

EFL summer transfer window to close early

English Football League clubs have voted to bring forward the deadline for completing permanent deals in the summer transfer window, the governing body has announced.

EFL teams will now be unable to sign players from other clubs beyond 5pm on August 9 in a move that is aligned with the decision Premier League clubs opted to take in September.

The 72 sides in the Championship, League One and League Two will still be able to loan players in until the end of August, while they can also offload members of their squad to a club in any league where their window remains open.

“After discussing the options throughout the course of the last few months, I’m pleased that the matter has been determined by clubs ahead of the start of next season,” EFL chief executive Shaun Harvey said.

“This new approach will give clubs and managers the stability they crave earlier in the season whilst also providing the flexibility to add to their squads after the traditional deadline until the end of month if required.”

Though the revised deadline day for both will be the same, the window will close for Premier League teams before their domestic season begins, with the EFL stating that the date falls on the Thursday after the opening round of league fixtures for its members.

The EFL also announced clubs had voted for a new policy with regards to the definition of a ‘full-strength team’ following the controversy surrounding Birmingham’s win over Huddersfield in April.

Terriers boss David Wagner made 10 changes for the contest after Huddersfield had already secured a play-off spot, and relegation-threatened Blues secured a 2-0 victory.

Birmingham would survive and finish two points clear of the bottom three while Huddersfield, who were ultimately not punished, secured promotion to the Premier League via the play-offs.

The new guidance states: “For any League match played on or after the 4th Thursday in March (including season 2017-18), any team sheet for a league game should include at least 10 outfield players who featured on the team sheet for the League match before.”

The EFL also reiterated its stance on artificial pitches and stated any National League team that wins promotion to League Two must agree to use a grass surface.

Should that criteria not be met by the nominated date, the club that finishes 23rd in League Two, and would otherwise by relegated, would retain their place in the division.



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ESPN FC News 22 Feb 18:10

New York Red Bulls held to draw by Olimpia

Olimpia New York Red Bulls 1 1 FT Leg 1 Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats The New York Red Bulls secured a 1-1 draw against Honduran side Olimpia, in a match played in Costa Rica. Daniel Royer headed home a cross from Bradley Wright-Phillips to push New York ahead after a half hour, but in the second half Aurelien Collin conceded a penalty that Bryan Moya converted to share the spoils. The Red Bulls will have a slight advantage with their away goal when the teams meet again in New Jersey next week.

ESPN FC News 22 Feb 18:10

Jordan Morris injured as Seattle Sounders lose to Santa Tecla

Santa Tecla Seattle Sounders FC 2 1 FT Leg 1 Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats The Seattle Sounders suffered a 2-1 defeat to Santa Tecla FC in El Salvador while also losing Jordan Morris to an injury. Nicolas Lodeiro put Seattle ahead in the 15th minute with a spectacular first-time chip from 40 yards, but Gerson Mayen put home a deflected shot in the 67th minute to equalize. And nine minutes later, Mayern added a second goal for the hosts from the penalty spot after defender Ricardinho drew a foul in the box. The Sounders will have to make up the deficit in their home leg...

Sunderland – 22 Feb 09:26

Paper Talk: Spurs star to snub Real; Wenger makes Welbeck plea

A Tottenham star insists he is not interested in moving to Real Madrid this summer, while Arsene Wenger has urged an Arsenal striker to sign a new contract, according to Thursday’s papers.



Tottenham defender Davinson Sanchez has insisted that he is not interested in a move to Real Madrid this summer.

The club’s record signing, who joined from Ajax for £42million last summer, is among a number of players to have been linked with a move to Real as the Spanish giants look to revamp their squad after a disappointing season domestically.

The 21-year-old has had an impressive first season in the Premier League, despite the odd slip-up along the way, and has even kept the returning Toby Alderweireld out of the side as Spurs have embarked on an impressive run of form.


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However, despite links to La Liga, Sanchez admits he is happy in London, according to a report in the Daily Mirror.

He said: “I do not think about money or where it is. Right now, here in Tottenham I am very good. I am playing every three to four days. I am being important in the team.

“As big as Madrid is, no matter how big a team are, that has won what they have won, if the conditions are not favourable for me, unfortunately I cannot accept.”



Several European clubs have been contacted by a representative of Paul Pogba amid speculation over the Frenchman’s future at Old Trafford (Daily Mirror)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger wants England striker Danny Welbeck, 27, to sign a new contract (Daily Mail)

Manchester City target Fred has admitted to being flattered by compliments from Pep Guardiola (Daily Mirror)

Skipper Simon Francis wants to see out the remainder of his career at Bournemouth (Daily Mirror)

RB Leipzig are plotting to snatch Tottenham’s best prospects following the arrival of talent-spotter Paul Mitchell (Daily Mail)

Harry Maguire is ready to disappoint Man City boss Pep Guardiola – by pledging his future to Leicester (The Sun)

France boss Didier Deschamps has questioned Jose Mourinho’s decision to drop Paul Pogba (The Sun)

Arsenal are favourites with the bookies to sign Lyon star Nabil Fekir (Daily Star)

Real Madrid want Thibaut Courtois to stall on signing a new Chelsea contract until April as the goalkeeper prepares to go head-to-head with another of the Spaniards’ targets, David de Gea. (Daily Telegraph)

West Brom are closely monitoring Ostersunds FK manager Graham Potter amid speculation over Alan Pardew’s future at the Hawthorns (Daily Mail)

Manchester United are keen on Dinamo Zagreb’s 19-year-old Croatian midfielder Nikola Moro, who has been described as the ‘new Luka Modric’ (Talksport)

Atletico Madrid’s 24-year-old Belgian forward Yannick Carrasco is close to joining Chinese club Dalian Yifang for about 30m euros (£26.4m)

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema, 30, is wanted by four French clubs including Lyon and Paris St-Germain

Mark Clattenburg is in talks to make a stunning return to referee again in England (Daily Express)

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Sunderland A.F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 19 Feb 17:58

Sunderland boss Chris Coleman pins problems on Ellis Short

Chris Coleman believes Sunderland is being damaged by chairman Ellis Short's continued desire to sell the club and says the problems won't be resolved until they have a new owner.

Sunderland A.F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 18 Feb 23:30

Championship: Sunderland sink closer to relegation

Wolves took a further step towards promotion as they came from behind to draw with Preston. Sportsmail's AMITAI WINEHOUSE provides the highlights from an eventful weekend in the Championship.

Sunderland A.F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 18 Feb 18:04

McManaman admits to mixed feelings over Wigan's FA Cup win

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: FA Cup winners have traditionally woken up in a swanky London hotel with a hazy recollection of the night before. Not Callum McManaman. He was back in his childhood home.

Sunderland – 18 Feb 11:02

Paper Talk: Real offer 100m & Bale for Chelsea ace; 25m for Smalling

Real Madrid are ready to offer Chelsea £100million plus a player exchange to get Eden Hazard, while Man Utd have named their price for Arsenal target Chris Smalling, according to Sunday’s newspapers.



Real Madrid will reportedly offer £100m plus Gareth Bale to tempt Chelsea into parting company with Eden Hazard in the summer.

The reigning La Liga champions are set for a massive summer revamp after a disastrous title defence this season, and Hazard is believed to be their top target.

Real will completely overhaul their squad, with a number of tops stars leaving, including Gareth Bale, while head coach Zinedine Zidane will also be axed.

Bale has been a long-term target for Manchester United but according to a report in the Sunday Express, Real will offer the former Tottenham winger plus £100m to try and lure Hazard to the Bernabeu.

Hazard, along with Blues stopper Thibaut Courtois, has been in new contract talks with the Blues for some time but the club have been unable to tie the pair down.

Now Real are hoping that the offer of Bale and a significant transfer fee will tempt Roman Abramovich into allowing one of prized assets to move on.

Hazard, himself, has admitted in the past that he one day dreams of playing for the Spanish giants, telling French TV channel Canal+ in Novmeber: “Everyone knows the admiration I have for Real, but for now I’m a Blue.”

The question now, however, is how much longer the 27-year-old will continue being ‘a Blue’.



Sadio Mane is set for a bumper pay rise after his heroics for Liverpool in the Champions League (Sunday Mirror)

Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta has backed Luis Enrique to be a star at Chelsea if he takes over (Sunday Mirror)

Manchester City will call on other Premier League clubs to back their campaign against heinous tacklers (Sunday Mirror)

Brentford manager Dean Smith will open talks with the Championship club this week over a new long-term deal (Sunday Mirror)

Manchester City are looking to Borussia Dortmund’s Julian Weigl in their search for a midfield enforcer (Sunday Mirror)

Goalkeeper Diego Cavalieri is set to sign a three-year deal with Crystal Palace this week (Sunday Mirror)

Chelsea would demand Sergio Aguero in exchange for Eden Hazard if Manchester City go after the Belgium star this summer (Daily Star Sunday)

Manchester United and Spain goalkeeper David de Gea, 27, says he is “really happy” at the club amid reports of a move to Real Madrid (Daily Star Sunday)

Arsenal will have to pay £25m if they want to sign Manchester United defender Chris Smalling in the summer (Daily Star Sunday)

Tottenham stars fear Toby Alderweireld is leaving the club this summer (Sun on Sunday)

Watford pair Richarlison and Abdoulaye Doucoure could be heading to Tottenham in the summer as Mauricio Pochettino plans a £50m double swoop (Sun on Sunday)

Germany striker Timo Werner has admitted he would like to play for Manchester United or Manchester City (Sun on Sunday)

Juventus ace Paulo Dybala has returned to training ahead of the return Champions League leg against Spurs (Sun on Sunday)

Jose Mourinho was involved in a furious bust-up with Paul Pogba and Phil Jones after Manchester United’s defeat at Newcastle (Sun on Sunday)

Manchester City are set to reward young left-back Oleksandr Zinchenko with a new deal (Sun on Sunday)

Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope has emerged as a target for Newcastle United (Sun on Sunday)

Leeds United could make a move for Bristol City midfielder Josh Brownhill, who is stalling on a new contract at Ashton Gate (Sun on Sunday)

West Ham are closing on a deal to sign Saint-Etienne’s exciting midfielder Jonathan Bamba (Sun on Sunday)

Nottingham Forest will make a move for Hull defender Michael Dawson at the end of the season after failing to land him in January (Sun on Sunday)

Tottenham and Arsenal are battling it out for Stevenage youngster Ben Wilmot (Sun on Sunday)

Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke’s son Josh will conduct a review of the club as they prepare for life after Arsene Wenger (Mail on Sunday)

Man City’s Gabriel Jesus is closing in on a return despite his entourage being denied re-entry into the UK (Mail on Sunday)

Chelsea’s desire to sign Borussia Dortmund playmaker Christian Pulisic could be helped by the Bundesliga side’s interest in loan star Michy Batshuayi (Mail on Sunday)

Jose Mourinho says he does “not know” if Paul Pogba will be fit for Man Utd’s Champions League clash with Sevilla (Mail on Sunday)

Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas admits Lionel Messi has gone quiet on him ahead of their Champions League clash with Barcelona (Mail on Sunday)


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Sunderland A.F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 17 Feb 19:35

Sunderland 0-2 Brentford: Chris Coleman's woes continue

Sunderland passed up the chance to boost their Sky Bet Championship survival hopes as Brentford won 2-0 on their first ever visit to the Stadium of Light.

Sunderland – 16 Feb 14:11

Can you name Sunderland?s top 15 scorers of the PL era?

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Sunderland – 14 Feb 09:29

Paper Talk: United to snatch 25m Belgian; Toon to buy 5.2m keeper

Manchester United are plotting a surprise move for a Tottenham defender this summer, while a major Liverpool target has seen his price rise to £80million, according to Wednesday’s newspapers.



Manchester United are monitoring Toby Alderweireld’s contractual situation at Tottenham with interest, according to widespread reports.

The Belgium defender has just 18 month remaining on his current Tottenham deal and both the Manchester Evening News and the Daily Mail claim the club meet the £25million release clause in his contract this summer.

It’s claimed Jose Mourinho had made the strengthening of his United midfield a priority this summer, but poor recent performances from Phil Jones and Chris Smalling have convinced the manager he also needs to bolster his central defence.

After returning from three months out, Alderweireld declared himself fit to face Arsenal, but Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino decided not to include him in his party, while the 28-year-old also did not travel to Turin for Spurs’ 2-2 Champions League draw with Juventus.

Tuesday’s newspapers also declared Mourinho was considering moves for Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane and Leicester’s Harry Maguire.



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Liverpool could have to splash out £80m for Roma goalkeeper Alisson because of a release clause in a new contract reports in Italy suggest he is about to sign (The Sun)

Chinese side Beijing Sinobo Guoan are plotting a move to sign Tottenham midfielder Mousa Dembele before their transfer deadline at the end of February (The Sun)

Manchester City are set to offer goalkeeper Ederson a new deal after his stunning start to life in the Premier League (The Sun)

Manchester City are interested in young Sporting Lisbon striker Rafael Leao, who has burst on to the scene this season and could cost them in the region of £23m (The Sun)

Crystal Palace have flown in 35-year-old free agent Diego Cavalieri from Brazil as Roy Hodgson looks to solve his side’s goalkeeping issues (The Sun)

Arsene Wenger has been warned he needs to get Arsenal into the Champions League or risk his position coming under scrutiny for the second successive year (Daily Mail)

Newcastle are already plotting a £5.2m offer for loan goalkeeper Martin Dubravka after his impressive debut against Manchester United (Daily Mirror)

Ajax teenager Justin Kluivert says he would consider a move to the Premier League. The 18-year-old Dutch striker said Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea or Manchester United were clubs he could “see myself playing at in a few years” (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United would let Ander Herrera leave if AC Milan come up with an offer in excess of £30m (Daily Star)

Bookmakers have slashed odds on Chelsea forward Eden Hazard joining Real Madrid in the summer (Daily Express)

Scott McTominay expects Angel Gomes and Tahith Chong to be the next Manchester United youngsters to make a first-team impact (Daily Express)

Lionel Messi has been left upset after Argentina team-mate Paulo Dybala reportedly claimed he would rather join Real Madrid than Barcelona (Daily Express)

German Loris Karius is set to keep his place in goal for Liverpool in favour of Simon Mignolet when the Reds face Porto in the Champions League (The Times)

West Brom manager Alan Pardew’s methods are causing friction within the squad, but his position is safe despite the club chairman and chief executive being sacked on Tuesday (Daily Telegraph)


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Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Sunderland | BBC 28 Jun 17:17

Sunderland's Borini set for AC Milan move

Sunderland striker Fabio Borini is set to join Italian giants AC Milan, according to BBC Newcastle.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Sunderland | BBC 21 Jun 16:30

Fans withdraw Sunderland takeover bid

A television production company fronted by Sunderland fans withdraws its bid to buy the club from American Ellis Short.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Sunderland | BBC 21 Jun 10:00

Championship fixtures in full

Find out your team's fixtures in the Championship during the 2017-18 season.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Sunderland | BBC 20 Jun 16:21

Two make Sunderland takeover bids

Sunderland owner Ellis Short is set to decide between two takeover bids for the Championship club.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Sunderland | BBC 17 Jun 14:44

Sunderland assistant Bracewell leaves

Sunderland assistant manager Paul Bracewell leaves the club as they prepare for life in the Championship.

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