Sunderland transfer news and rumours

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All the latest transfer news and speculation from Sunderland football club.


John Mensah, loan

Michael Turner, undisclosed

Lee Cattermole, £6m

Darren Bent, £10m

Lorik Cana, undisclosed

Fraizer Campbell, £3.5m

Paulo da Silva, undisclosed


Teemu Tainio, loan

Grant Leadbitter, £2.6m

Carlos Edwards, £1.35m

Michael Chopra, undisclosed

Jack Colback, loan

Nick Colgan, released

Danny Collins, £2.75m

David Connolly, released

Greg Halford, undisclosed

Peter Hartley, released

Jean-Yves M'voto, loan

Niall McArdle, released

Arnau Riera, released

Anthony Stokes, undisclosed

Darren Ward, retired

Dean Whitehead, £3m

Dwight Yorke, released


1 September: Birmingham City have signed Sunderland midfielder Teemu Tainio on loan until the end of the season.

1 September: Sunderland have confirmed Grant Leadbitter and Carlos Edwards have joined Ipswich.

1 September: Stoke have signed defender Danny Collins from Sunderland for £2.75m.

27 August: Sunderland are close to signing ENPPI 21-year-old defender Ahmed Al Muhammadi on a season-long loan.

26 August: Sunderland defender Paul McShane is currently undergoing a medical at Hull City.

19 August: Arsenal and Sunderland target Marouane Chamakh is resigned to staying at Bordeaux for the coming season, despite claiming he has recently been approached by West Ham.

17 August: Sunderland boss Steve Bruce hopes to seal a loan move for Lyon defender John Mensah within the next 48 hours.

17 August: Marouane Chamakh has suggested that he will run down his contract with Bordeaux and move for free on a Bosman transfer next year if he is not allowed a move this summer.

12 August: Sunderland have completed the £6m signing of Wigan midfielder Lee Cattermole. The Black Cats have agreed a four-year deal for the combative 21-year-old, who will link up with former Latics boss Steve Bruce at the Stadium of Light.

12 August: Newcastle United goalkeeper Tim Krul is being monitored by a host of Premier League clubs, including Arsenal, Portsmouth, Wigan, Hull and local rivals Sunderland.

10 August: The Sunderland manager Steve Bruce has revealed he is interested in signing Portsmouth defender Sylvain Distin but is yet to make a move for the Frenchman.

6 August: Talks between Sunderland and West Ham defender Lucas Neill remain ongoing, with the Black Cats reportedly keen to make the Australian the best-paid player in the club's history.

6 August: Sunderland are close to signing 21-year-old Egyptian Ahmed Al-Muhammadi, who plays for ENPPI.

5 August: Sunderland have finally landed striker Darren Bent in a club record £10m deal from Tottenham. After days of waiting, patience has finally paid off for Black Cats boss Bruce and Bent, who has signed a four-year contract.

5 August: Steve Bruce has not given up on signing midfielder Lee Cattermole from his former club Wigan.

5 August: Sunderland boss Steve Bruce knows patience is the key to finally landing Tottenham striker Darren Bent. An anticipated club record £12m move has dragged on for a number of days, resulting in growing frustration all round.

4 August: Darren Bent's move to Sunderland is expected to go through tomorrow after the striker passed a medical.

3 August: Darren Bent is close to joining Sunderland after arriving in the north-east for a medical. The striker, who joined Tottenham for £16.5m two years ago, arrived at Sunderland this morning for a medical, Press Association Sport understands.

3 August: Sunderland are reportedly preparing a £16m bid for Tottenham duo Michael Dawson and David Bentley.

31 July: Darren Bent is at the centre of a transfer controversy after comments attributed to him were posted on an internet networking site. The 25-year-old striker has reportedly hit out at Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy as his proposed move to Sunderland drags on.

30 July: Darren Bent is attracting interest from Aston Villa although Sunderland remain the favourites to sign the England international who is completely out of favour at Tottenham Hotspur.

29 July: The future of Darren Bent remains up in the air with Aston Villa and Hull having joined the race for the Tottenham striker last night on the eve of his proposed medical with Sunderland.

29 July: Bordeaux coach Laurent Blanc has again ruled out the departure of Marouane Chamakh to Sunderland by insisting he will only let the wantaway striker join a "big club". Chamakh has outlined his determination to leave Les Girondins and move to the Premier League in England but he has yet to find a club.

29 July: Sedan defender Paul Baysse is close to a move to Sunderland after rejecting offers from Blackburn and West Ham.

28 July: So who's in, who's out – and what will your club do next?

28 July: Talks between Sunderland and Darren Bent are progressing today after the Tottenham striker was given permission to speak to the Black Cats about a potential club-record transfer. The 25-year-old did not travel on Spurs' pre-season trip to China yesterday as, after a deal was clinched for Portsmouth's Peter Crouch, the former Charlton forward was allowed to remain at home to negotiate a move away from White Hart Lane.

27 July: Sunderland manager Steve Bruce is beginning to run out of patience in his attempt to sign striker Darren Bent. With Peter Crouch expected to complete his move to Tottenham this week from Portsmouth, Bent could be heading to Wearside.

27 July: The Sunderland manager Steve Bruce has admitted he is interested in bringing Tottenham Darren Bent to the Stadium of Light.

24 July: Stoke have completed the signing of Sunderland midfielder Dean Whitehead for an initial fee of £3m, which could rise to £5m.

18 July : Peter Crouch will give Sunderland and Fulham a decision on his proposed £12m transfer from Portsmouth early next week with the Wearsiders said to be marginal favourites at this stage.

16 July: Peter Crouch arrives on Wearside today to speak to the Sunderland manager, Steve Bruce, Sunderland having had a £12m offer for the 28 year-old England forward accepted by Portsmouth on Tuesday night.

7 July: Sunderland chairman Niall Quinn has admitted his interest in signing Manchester City captain Richard Dunne. Dunne is City's longest-serving player but could become surplus to requirements at Eastlands this summer with Citizens boss Mark Hughes chasing a number of high-profile defensive signings, most recently being linked with Chelsea's John Terry.

5 July: The IoS transfer-merry go-round: a comprehensive list of players linked in the past week to your club; plus those who have signed on the dotted line.