UK time is: 20:29:48
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Mandzukic, Distin, Rodallega, Bates Linked

The bullet points are back! Let`s have a look at the transfer rumours from the last couple of days:

The interest in Croatian international striker Mario Mandzukic is growing, and Sunderland are one of a number of sides that are battling for the signature of the 23-year-old. Stoke were previously linked with the Dinamo Zagreb star, and now Celtic and Aston Villa are also said to be keen.

Sunderland have also entered the race for Middlesbrough defender Matthew Bates. Bruce had hoped to sign the 22-year-old for Wigan and will have to compete with Everton and West Ham to sign the youngster.

Monaco are said to be interested in Sunderland target Nikola Zigic. The Valencia striker was one of the first players linked to the club under the Steve Bruce regime.

Portsmouth defender Sylvain Distin could be set for a move back up north. The former Newcastle and Manchester City star could be one of a number of players to leave Fratton Park this summer as the new regime take over.

Steve Bruce has been linked with another of his former stars, this time striker Hugo Rodallega. Bruce only signed him for Wigan in January and apparently would now like to bring him to the Stadium of Light with him.

Hull chairman Paul Duffen has ruled out moves for Dean Whitehead and Paul McShane. Speaking to BBC Look North, Duffen stated: 'They are not players we are trying to acquire at this point.

'In the middle of the park we're looking forward to Jimmy Bullard coming back.'

McShane looks set to leave the Black Cats this summer, something that few fans will be disappointed to see. However, Whitehead`s future is a lot more uncertain but with Bruce hoping to sign Lee Cattermole, the skipper could find himself surplus to requirements at the Stadium of Light.

Here at Vital Sunderland, we will be keep a track of all the players linked with moves to and from Sunderland throughout the summer.

Players linked with moves to the club:
Lucas Biglia, Anderlecht (Midfielder)
James McCarthy, Hamilton (Midfielder)
Nedad Milijas, Red Star Belgrade (Midfielder)
Jermaine Beckford, Leeds (Striker)
Siaka Tiene, Valenciennes (Midfielder)
Peter Crouch, Portsmouth (Striker)
Darren Bent, Tottenham (Striker)
Lee Cattermole, Wigan (Midfielder)
Titus Bramble, Wigan (Defender)
Nikola Zigic, Valencia (Striker)
Lucas Neill, West Ham (Defender)
Sebastein Bassong, Newcastle (Defender)
Per Ciljan Skjelbred, Rosenborg (Midfielder)
Steven Davis, Rangers (Midfielder)
Radoslav Kovac, Spartak Moscow (Midfielder)
Antonio Valencia, Wigan (Winger)
Chris Kirkland, Wigan (Goalkeeper)
Alan Smith, Newcastle (Midfielder)
Stewart Downing, Middlesbrough (Winger)
Robbie Keane, Tottenham (Striker)
Richard Dunne, Manchester City (Defender)
Callum Davenport, West Ham (Defender)
Marco Marchionni, Juventus (Winger)
Gennaro Delvecchio, Sampdoria (Midfielder)
Raul Tamudo, Espanyol (Striker)
Robert Huth, Middlesbrough (Defender)
Fabien Delph, Leeds (Midfielder)
Mario Mandzukic, Dinamo Zagreb (Striker)
Matthew Bates, Middlesbrough (Defender)
Sylvain Distin, Portsmouth (Defender)
Hugo Rodallega, Wigan (Striker)

Players linked with moves away from the club:
Marton Fulop (Panathinaikos)
Russell Anderson (Burnley)
Kieran Richardson (Tottenham)
Daryl Murphy (Ipswich)
Anthony Stokes (Ipswich, Hibs)
Dean Whitehead (Hull)
Jordan Henderson - Loan (Coventry)
Martyn Waghorn - Loan (Hartlepool)
Jack Colback - Loan (Hartlepool)
Nathan Luscombe - Loan (Hartlepool)
Roy O`Donovan (Hartlepool)
Carlos Edwards (Ipswich)
Paul McShane (Ipswich, Hull)
David Healy (Ipswich)
Craig Gordon (Linked with a move away, but no club mentioned)
Anton Ferdinand (Linked with a move away, but no club mentioned)
Steed Malbranque (Linked with a move away, but no club mentioned)




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



For the very latest Premier League odds

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Jimmy Coverdale Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday June 17 2009

Time: 8:52PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Seems to be turning into a bit of a circus for you lot...Rodallega is staying put by the way
worbo
Report Abuse
17/06/2009 21:46:00

But for the fact that big Sylvain Distin used to be our captain I think Manchester City would have bought him by now. He'll not let you down and he has incredible pace for such a big man.
Sindbad
Report Abuse
21/06/2009 17:11:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Sunderland A.F.C. Articles

Archived Sunderland A.F.C. Articles

List All Vital Sunderland Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Aston Villa 35 9 8 18 -21 35
15. Newcastle 35 9 8 18 -24 35
16. Leicester City 35 9 7 19 -15 34
17. Hull City 35 8 10 17 -15 34
18. Sunderland 34 6 15 13 -22 33
19. Q.P.R. 35 7 6 22 -22 27
20. Burnley 35 5 11 19 -27 26

Breaking League News

Sherwood Wants Cleverley to Stay!
Man Utd : 06/05/2015 19:16:01
Competition for Moyes!
West Ham : 06/05/2015 19:08:00
Is He Coming or Is He Not Coming?
Man Utd : 06/05/2015 19:00:01
Van Gaal`s Luke Shaw Mystery!
Man Utd : 06/05/2015 18:52:00
Young Midfielder on United Radar!
Man Utd : 06/05/2015 18:40:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

5 games: Southampton h, Everton a, Leicester h, Arsenal a, Chelsea a. how many points?
Suggested By:  
none 3%
one 0%
two 23%
three 3%
four 26%
five 23%
six 15%
seven 7%
eight 0%
more 0%