Sunderland transfer news and rumours
Tuesday 01 September 2009
All the latest transfer news and speculation from Sunderland football club.
CONFIRMED TRANSFERS IN:
John Mensah, loan
Michael Turner, undisclosed
Lee Cattermole, £6m
Darren Bent, £10m
Lorik Cana, undisclosed
Fraizer Campbell, £3.5m
Paulo da Silva, undisclosed
CONFIRMED TRANSFERS OUT:
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
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.
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: 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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