Sport Gus Poyet hit out at Stoke’s interest in Lee Cattermole and Steven Fletcher

The Potters are reportedly interested in two of their opponents players

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Per Mertescaker is also back in contention for the trip to France

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The Germany international creating a goal inside 10 minutes of his debut

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Team-mate Per Mertesacker also missed the session and has not travelled for the game at the Stadium of Light although Ozil could still feature

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Emanuele Giaccherini reveals motivation to leave Juventus and join Sunderland

The Italian scored in the 1-1 draw with Southampton at the weekend

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Transfer news: Winger Charis Mavrias set for Sunderland medical ahead of £2.5m move

The 19-year-old will join from Panathinaikos

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Transfer news: Sunderland defender Phil Bardsley could be sold 'in days' after Paolo Di Canio suspends him for mocking opening day defeat

Defender took to his Instagram account to laugh at the club's 1-0 defeat to Fulham on Saturday

Three-year football ban for Sunderland fan who made monkey gesture at Romela Lukaku

A football fan who directed racist monkey gestures at a striker who had just scored against his Premier League team has been banned from attending matches for three years.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic in action for PSG

Sunderland announce signing of Le Havre midfielder El-Hadji Ba

The French youngster signs a three-year contract

Jozy Altidore in action for AZ Alkmaar against FC Den Bosch

Jozy Altidore 'thrilled' after completing move to Sunderland

The American has signed a four-year contract

Jozy Altidore in action for AZ Alkmaar against FC Den Bosch

Sunderland set to announce £6m deal for American forward Jozy Altidore

Phil Bardsley has emerged as a target for Fulham

PSG manager Laurent Blanc admits interest in Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye

The Magpies set a price of £30m on the France international

Vito Mannone

Sunderland sign Arsenal goalkeeper Vito Mannone to replace Simon Mignolet

The Italian cost in the region of £2m

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