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Sunderland have signed Netherlands international Patrick van Aanholt from Chelsea for an undisclosed fee.

This is an important deal for Sunderland, who had no recognised left-back in their squad after Marcos Alonso's loan deal ended back in May. van Aanholt never made the grade at Chelsea, spending the past two seasons out on loan at Vitesse Arnhem, but he is highly regarded in Holland and very nearly made the Dutch World Cup squad. It will be interesting to see how he copes back in the Premier League, as he could be a fantasy option worth keeping an eye on if he secures a starting spot at the Stadium of Light.
Source: BBC Sport
Jul 27 - 7:49 AM

Argentine club Newell's Old Boys have confirmed the signing of Sunderland striker Ignacio Scocco.

As we discussed yesterday, Scocco signed in January and was expected to provide competition for Steven Fletcher and Jozy Altidore, but the move has been a disaster. The 29-year-old striker failed to start a game or score a goal after his arrival, as Gus Poyet limited him to just six disappointing Premier League appearances from the bench, and Sunderland have decided to cut their losses. Scocco is returning for his third spell at the Argentine club.
Source: BBC Sport
Jul 24 - 5:07 AM

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet is still hoping to sign Marcos Alonso but admits a deal is 'close, but not close enough'.

Alonso had a successful loan spell from January of last season, making 16 Premier League appearances including some key performances during Sunderland's remarkable run-in to avoid relegation. The defender returned to Fiorentina in May and the Italian club would like to keep him, but Alonso himself is reportedly keen to return to the Premier League. Gus Poyet is working on a permanent deal ahead of the new season, with the Black Cats desperate to add another full-back to their squad.
Source: Sky Sports
Jul 23 - 10:04 AM

Newell's Old Boys are confident they can end Ignacio Scocco's Sunderland struggles and take him back to Argentina.

Scocco was signed in January and was expected to provide competition for Steven Fletcher and Jozy Altidore, but the move has been a disaster. The 29-year-old striker failed to start a game or score a goal after his arrival, as Gus Poyet limited him to just six disappointing appearances from the bench, and with Sunderland prepared to cut their losses, Newell's Old Boys expect to complete a deal within the next few days.
Source: Sky Sports
Jul 23 - 5:19 AM

Sunderland produced an impressive performance to seal an emphatic 5-1 win over Darlington in a pre-season friendly.

Fletcher, who was making his first appearance since March, marked his return from injury with two goals before being taken off at half-time. The striker was badly missed last season and his return will be like a new signing for the Black Cats as they look to avoid another relegation battle. Emanuele Giaccherini, Connor Wickham and new signing Jordi Gomez scored the other goals.
Source: Sky Sports
Jul 20 - 4:23 AM

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet has confirmed that the club have reached an agreement with Liverpool over the sale of striker Fabio Borini.

Borini played an important role on loan at Sunderland last season, scoring some vital goals in the run-in as the Black Cats escape relegation, and had stated he was looking forward to taking that form back to Liverpool. However, despite Luis Suarez's sale the 23-year-old would still find himself behind Daniel Sturridge, Ricky Lambert and the incoming Loic Remy, so the next best option for Borini would be to return to the Stadium of Light. Manager Gus Poyet has confirmed a fee has been agreed, reportedly £14million, and the club are now free to discuss personal terms with the player.
Source: Sky Sports
Jul 20 - 4:19 AM

Emanuele Giaccherini's agent has stated his client wants to remain at Sunderland.

Giaccherini was Paolo Di Canio's biggest signing of last summer but the winger failed to settle in English football and ended up playing a bit-part role as new manager Gus Poyet orchestrated the great escape from relegation. The lack of game time meant the winger missed out on Italy's World Cup squad and many observers expected him to leave for Galatasaray, but his agent insists he wants to remain at Sunderland.
Source: Sky Sports
Jul 10 - 5:03 AM

Sunderland have released Carlos Cuellar, Oscar Ustari and Keiren Westwood at the end of their contracts, while it has also been agreed that defender Andrea Dossena will leave before the final year of his deal.

There is little surprise that Gus Poyet has allowed these four players to leave, as none of them were involved in the remarkable turnaround that saved Sunderland from relegation last season. The departures free up some space to allow the Black Cats' manager to reshape his squad.
Source: Sky Sports
Jul 3 - 10:49 AM

Goalkeeper Vito Mannone has signed a new two-year contract with Sunderland.

Mannone's contract extension was triggered automatically due to the number of games the 26-year-old Italian had played for the club. The goalkeeper's position appears under threat following the recent arrival of Costel Pantilimon from Manchester City, but he is happy to remain at Sunderland and establish himself as first-choice.
Source: BBC Sport
Jul 2 - 4:41 AM

USA Starting XI: Howard, Gonzalez, Bradley, Besler, Beasley, Dempsey, Bedoya, Jones, Zusi, Cameron, Johnson.

Jozy Altidore has been left out of USA's starting lineup. The US striker just recovered from injury and Jurgen Klinsmann is probably worried about his fitness level. If the US find themselves down a goal, expect to see Altidore come in off the bench.
Source: FIFA
Jul 1 - 2:48 PM

US Men's National Team striker Jozy Altidore has been cleared to play against Belgium on Tuesday.

There was uncertainty as to whether Altidore will be available for Tuesday's match but the striker has been cleared to play. There are still questions about his fitness, and many are suggesting that he might not start. If he doesn't start, expect Altidore to make an appearance off the bench, especially if the US find themselves on the wrong side of the scoreboard.
Source: SportsCenter
Jun 30 - 1:21 PM

Jurgen Klinsmann is optimistic that Sunderland and US Men's National team striker Jozy Altidore will recover in time to face Belgium.

Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that the USMNT face Belgium on Tuesday in the World Cup Round of 16. Jozy Altidore could make a surprise return to boost the US squad. Altidore suffered a hamstring injury in USA's first match of the World Cup and has been on the sideline's since. He's been training away from the squad and was seen jogging on Friday alongside a trainer. His return would be a huge boost the USA's chances of making it to the quarter finals.
Source: FIFA
Jun 27 - 2:10 PM

South Korea XI: XI: S G Kim, S Y Yun, Y G Kim, H M Son, Y Lee, J C Koo, K Y Han, S Y Ki, C Y Lee, S W Kim, J H Hong

South Korea are on the outs despite technically still alive in this World Cup. They will look to improve on their first two games though that will still probably not be enough to grab points.
Jun 26 - 2:53 PM

Sunderland and US Men's National Team striker Jozy Altidore will miss USA's match against Germany on thursday with the hip injury he picked up against Ghana.

US Coach Jürgen Klinsmann has ruled Altidore out for Thursday but said that he has a chance of returning in this tournament. Klinsmann was very optimistic about his team's chances of making it through and seeing Altidore in later rounds. He said that "We’ll get him back in this tournament...Once this game is done we’ll have a good chance". Altidore is an important part of the US team and if the USMNT can make it to the round of 16, Altidore could provide a huge boost.
Jun 24 - 4:09 PM

USA XI: Howard, Bradley, Besler, Beasley, Dempsey (c), Bedoya, Jones, Beckerman, Zusi, Cameron, Johnson

The answer is here as to who replaces Jozy Altidore. It is Sporting Kansas City's Grham Zusi, who delivered the corner to John Brooks for the game-winner against Ghana. So it looks like he will play out wide opposite Alejandro Bedoya with Clint Dempsey as the lone striker and Michael Bradley playing at the top of three central midfielders.
Jun 22 - 5:14 PM


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