Portsmouth pull out of race for 18-goal Sunderland target whilst Black Cats linked with Rotherham winger - League One round-up

Jon Taylor could be on his way to Sunderland after suffering relegation from the Championship with Rotherham United.

Tuesday, 18th June 2019, 6:00 pm
Sunderland could now be in poll position to sign this striker.

The Liverpool-born forward scored four goals in the second tier last season and he is now set to part ways with The Millers.

The 26-year-old’s contract expires at the end of the month, though he should not struggle to find a new club.

Portsmouth have scrapped interest in signing Sunderland target Freddie Ladapo - the Blues had agreed a fee with Plymouth for the striker who netted 19 times last season – meaning the Black Cats could now be in pole position to sign the forward.

Norwich City are close to signing highly-rated Rochdale youngster Daniel Adshead after agreeing a £300,000 fee -0 the 17-year-old played 10 times in League One last season.

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The versatile midfielder has attracted the interest of the likes of Liverpool, Tottenham, Man City and Manchester United in the past and came close to a Premier League move last summer.

Brighton are poised to sign Portsmouth defender Matt Clarke – who played in all of Pompey’s league matches last season – in a deal worth in-excess of £3million.

Eight goal Pompey midfielder Ben Close is also attracting attention from Championship clubs – the 22-year-old played 36 times in the league last season.

Port Vale are one of a host of clubs rumoured to be interested in signing former Rotherham United striker David Ball – the 29-year-old striker neetted five goals in 35 League One matches last season.