League One transfer news: Ex-Sunderland midfielder set to join Oxford United plus Peterborough, Portsmouth, Ipswich rumours
Sunderland and their League One rivals have been linked with a host of faces as the new season approaches.
And while the Black Cats are yet to dip their toes into the market, reports suggest that deals may not be too far away.
Here’s the latest transfer talk from around the third tier:Doncaster Rovers have named their asking price for striker John Marquis – who has been heavily linked with a move to Sunderland. The Sun claim that Grant McCann’s side will accept offers in the region of £1million for the forward, who is also interesting Championship side QPR.
Fleetwood Town have secured the signing of former Scunthorpe United midfielder Josh Morris, who reportedly turned down approaches from Charlton and Portsmouth to join the Cod Army.
Pompey defender Matt Clarke remains heavily linked with a move to Brighton & Hove Albion – but manager Kenny Jackett insists that no deal has been agreed as of yet fo thr 22-year-old.
A host of Championship teams are reportedly looking to seal a move for MK Dons star Chuks Aneke. TeamTalk claim that Sheffield Wednesday and QPR are keen on the former Arsenal youngster after a goal-laden 2018/19 season. Barnsley, Wigan and Hull City have also been mentioned as potential destinations.
The Peterborough Telegraph claim that Posh have submitted bids for Colchester United duo Sammie Szmodics and Frankie Kent, with the pair having caught the eye in League Two last season.
Ipswich Town goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski is attracting interest, with the club confirming that they had fielded enquiries for the stopper and a host of other players following their relegation from the Championship.
Left-back Reece James has swapped Sunderland for Doncaster, with the South Yorkshire side clinching his signature after an undisclosed fee was agreed with the Black Cats.
Ex-Sunderland midfielder Alex Gorrin could be set for a return to England, with the Scottish Sun claiming he is set to join Oxford United. Gorrin and Motherwell teammate Chris Cadden are believed to be bound for the Kassam Stadium – after compensation in the region of £270,000 was agreed for Cadden.