New Sunderland manager has been a controversial appointment
Belgian stopper, who has been linked with Manchester United and Arsenal, forced to clarify comments
Sunderland winger has caused controversy before on social networking site
Frenchman has failed to make impact at Stadium of Light
The two clubs have agreed a fee for the 23-year-old Republic of Ireland international
A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at Old Trafford
Winger admits home game against fellow strugglers Reading tomorrow will be vital
New manager praises his 'decent players' as bottom club draw 0-0 at Sunderland
Scotland international James McFadden is set to sign a short-term contract at Sunderland in a bid to prove his fitness.
James McFadden is set to earn a one-year deal at Sunderland after impressing during a trial. The forward has been without a club since his contract at Everton expired in the summer.
Sunderland playmaker Stephane Sessegnon is to undergo a scan after suffering an ankle injury in training.
Sunderland have been given little encouragement in their pursuit of Wolves striker Steven Fletcher.
Everton 1 Sunderland 1: Memories of Jim Montgomery's Wembley final heroics revived by Belgian's late intervention
As two of his old clubs meet, the defender tells Sam Wallace about still going at 40
The Sunderland midfielder Craig Gardner has insisted he is happy on Wearside after months of speculation that he could leave the club.
Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish admits it is unlikely midfielder Fabian Delph will play again this season after suffering an ankle injury during his loan spell at Leeds.