James Hunter

James Hunter

James Hunter is our Sunderland writer and covers the latest news, rumours and fixtures from the Stadium of Light.

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Gus Poyet manager of Sunderland

Gus Poyet hails Sunderland's new transfer strategy

Black Cats boss Gus Poyet says Sunderland have learned the lessons of the past, as they continue their summer recruitment drive

Fabio Borini

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet insists Liverpool's Fabio Borini is good value at £14m

Gus Poyet says he has no hangups about paying a club record £14m fee to bring Fabio Borini to Wearside

Sunderland's Connor Wickham

Sunderland turn down West Ham's £4million bid for Connor Wickham

Sunderland have rejected a £4m bid from West Ham United for striker Connor Wickham

Santiago Vergini of Sunderland in action

Sunderland poised to complete signing of Santiago Vergini

Santiago Vergini - who spent the second half of last season on loan with Sunderland - was at the Academy of Light yesterday to undergo a medical

Jack Rodwell

Sunderland close to a £10m deal for Manchester City midfielder Jack Rodwell

Sunderland are understood to have agreed a fee of more than £10m with Manchester City for midfielder Jack Rodwell

Gus Poyet

Gus Poyet counting down the days until attacking reinforcements arrive at Sunderland

Gus Poyet insists he is not worried by Sunderland's lack of pre-season goals, although he accepts they need more firepower

Jozy Altidore

Jozy Altidore to sit out Sunderland's final match in Portugal

Jozy Altidore must wait until next week for his first pre-season action, which means he is unlikely to start Sunderland's Premier League opener

Connor Wickham of Sunderland

Poyet warns Connor Wickham he must sign a new SAFC contract or move on

Connor Wickham is in the final year of his deal at Sunderland, and Gus Poyet says the Black Cats cannot afford to let him run down his contract

Max Clayton

Sunderland in talks with Crewe over England youth striker Max Clayton

The Black Cats are discussing compensation with Crewe for out-of-contract frontman Max Clayton, following his trial on Wearside

Uruguay's Cristian Rodriguez

Sunderland closing in Atletico Madrid midfielder Cristian Rodriguez

Reports in Spain claim Cristian Rodriguez's agent has flown to London to discuss a move to Sunderland

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