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RECAP Sunderland AFC blog - Donald reveals transfer update, Boro McNair bid accepted as Brighton interest cools It's week four of Jack Ross' Sunderland reign and it has got off to a fast start.

Boro agree fee for Brighton target The Sunderland Echo report that the Black Cats have accepted a bid that was first revealed over the weekend and rumoured to be in excess of £5million. Middlesbrough may yet miss out, however, with a number of rival clubs potentially ready to match their offer.

Boro's chance of landing Sunderland's McNair increases after Brighton decision BRIGHTON have made the path to sign Sunderland’s Paddy McNair a little clearer by deciding not to match Middlesbrough’s offer for the…

Exclusive: Kevin Phillips reveals his heartbreak at Sunderland's relegation - but is backing the new regime Kevin Phillips knows only too well how much the people of Wearside adore their football club.

Barnsley: Reds midfielder Mallan on Sunderland radar Barnsley midfielder Stevie Mallan could be reunited with former boss Jack Ross at Sunderland. The Black Cats are the latest side to be linked with a move for the midfielder, who endured a disappointing debut season in English football last term.

Khazri set for opener Wahbi Khazri will be looking to dampen English spirits this evening when Tunisia begin their FIFA World Cup campaign.

Sunderland could face Newcastle or Middlesbrough in Checkatrade Trophy Newcastle and Middlesbrough have confirmed their U21 teams will be competing in this season's Checkatrade Trophy.

Tony Gillan: Betting on England glory is yet more mindless optimism To maintain my image as a bon vivant and the Auric Goldfinger of Witherwack; I strode out to the bookies on Saturday evening to put three quid on England to win the World Cup.

From Russia with Love, Part One: Airports, Moscow, and World Cup Fever So far, it has been anything but - with locals and fans from all over the World thoroughly held in the grip of World Cup fever.

Paddy McNair: Sunderland accept Middlesbrough bid for Northern Ireland defender League One Sunderland accept a bid from Middlesbrough for defender Paddy McNair which could rise to more than £5m.

Sunderland closing in on four deals as Jack Ross looks to boost his attack Sunderland chairman Stewart Donald has said that up to five players could leave the club this week, with a similar number arriving.

Sunderland AFC news and transfers LIVE - Middlesbrough's Paddy McNair bid accepted Besiktas paid Sunderland £3m for the Netherlands international but it is not known how much they'd accept to sell him immediately. It should be noted though that Lens went on loan to Besiktas in the first place because he had no desire to stay at Sunderland and play in the Championship.

Sunderland name Paul Reid as new academy boss PAUL REID has been appointed the new academy manager at Sunderland and he has described the aim is to help the club’s youth system thrive.

World Cup Fever! A young squad & cautious optimism have reignited a love for England Football is all about contrived narrative and I want this story pumped right into my veins. Just like I want Sunderland to embark on a new journey starting with the upcoming season, I want this to be the start of something for England.

Exclusive: Sunderland accept Middlesbrough's Paddy McNair bid with midfielder heading for exit Sunderland have accepted a bid for midfielder Paddy McNair.

Reid confirmed as academy manager Sunderland AFC has appointed Paul Reid as its new academy manager.

Ball salutes England duo Sunderland legend Kevin Ball has paid homage to academy duo Jordan Henderson and Jordan Pickford ahead of England's opening World Cup match against Tunisia tonight.

Reid appointed as manager at Sunderland AFC His role will involve him taking a strategic view of the Academy as a whole, encompassing all areas from a football and operational perspective. Maintaining its position among the country's elite academies is of paramount importance to the club.

Paul Reid reacts after being confirmed as Sunderland's new academy manager Paul Reid has spoken of his pride after being named as Sunderland's new academy manager.

Stewart Donald hopes to make ‘more than one or two signings’ this week and says Sunderland must spend wisely Stewart Donald says he hopes that Sunderland will seal 'more than one or two' signings this week.

RECAP: News from League One including Sunderland, Charlton, Bradford and more It's the start of a new week and transfer activity in League One is ramping up as the new season nears.

Roker Roundtable: Where should Sunderland spend the majority of their budget strengthening? An attitude change is needed at Sunderland, and one of the most important things we can do to ensure that a winning mentality is adopted from the day pre-season training starts is for Jack Ross to have his own captain installed and in place.

LIVE Sunderland blog - Transfer latest as Jack Ross eyes breakthrough plus Jordan Pickford, Wahbi Khazri & more It's week four of Jack Ross' Sunderland reign and the Scot is eyeing a swift breakthrough in the transfer market.

Kevin Ball’s pride as former Sunderland pair prepare to make their World Cup bow Kevin Ball says it will be a proud moment for Sunderland when Jordan Pickford and Jordan Henderson line up for England this evening.

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