John O'Shea to undergo Sunderland medical

Manchester United defender John O'Shea is due to have a medical at Sunderland today.

Bruce nears deal for Brown and O'Shea

Steve Bruce was last night closing in on more transfer success as Sunderland worked to thrash out the details of a double move for the Manchester United duo Wes Brown and John O'Shea.

Sunderland send Cristian Riveros on loan

Sunderland have confirmed that Paraguay international midfielder Cristian Riveros has joined Turkish club Kayserispor on a year-long loan deal.

Sunderland step up pursuit of Manchester United trio Darron Gibson, Wes Brown and John O'Shea

Steve Bruce will this week step up his efforts to persuade a trio of Manchester United players to swap Old Trafford for Sunderland.

Sebastian Larsson completes Sunderland move

Birmingham winger Sebastian Larsson has formally completed his move to Sunderland after signing a three-year deal.

Sunderland sign South Korean Ji Dong-won

South Korea international Ji Dong-won became Sunderland's second signing in as many days this afternoon when he completed his move from Chunnam Dragons.

Sunderland turn attention to Craig Gardner

Sunderland boss Steve Bruce was last night working to tie up a move for midfielder Craig Gardner after landing teenage striker Connor Wickham.

Bruce exults after signing Wickham

The Sunderland manager, Steve Bruce, could not hide his delight after snatching teenage striker Connor Wickham from under the noses of his more illustrious suitors.

Sunderland sign £8.1m Connor Wickham

Sunderland boss Steve Bruce today landed a major transfer coup when he snapped up teenage Ipswich striker Connor Wickham.

Wickham to have Black Cats medical

Sunderland were well ahead of Liverpool in pursuit of the signature of Ipswich Town striker Connor Wickham last night, with a bid of £9m, which could rise to £12.5m, already accepted and the 18-year-old expected on Wearside for a medical and talks today.

Sunderland: Potential summer transfer targets

Chairman Niall Quinn has promised to strengthen manager Steve Bruce's squad after the sale of Jordan Henderson. So far Ji Dong-won, Sebastian Larsson and Keiren Westwood have arrived at the Stadium of Light with Quinn working on more deals: ‘We know the areas that need strengthening and the type of player we need in order to progress, and the job of bringing those players to the club is continuing at a pace.’

Bruce looks for high profile Sunderland signings

Steve Bruce has promised his summer transfer blitz will not prevent the club's youngsters from getting their chance.

Sunderland deny Asamoah Gyan is for sale

Sunderland chairman Niall Quinn today moved to dismiss speculation that striker Asamoah Gyan has been offered for sale.

Crouch is staying, says Redknapp

Harry Redknapp, the Tottenham manager, says he is not looking to sell Peter Crouch this summer despite reported interested from Sunderland manager Steve Bruce, who tried to sign the striker two years ago.

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Sunderland completed the signing of Egypt international Ahmed Elmohamady yesterday on a permanent deal for an undisclosed fee. The winger, who can also play at right-back, spent last season on loan at the Stadium of Light from ENPPI in a deal which included an option for to buy him outright.

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