Sunderland AFC and League One gossip: Former Cats striker could strengthen rivals whilst ex-defender joins Championship club

An American-led billionaire consortium is set to announce a takeover Sunderland AFC ‘soon’ – according to reports.

Thursday, 5th September 2019, 7:00 pm
Updated Thursday, 5th September 2019, 8:00 pm

The BBC report also stated that current owner Stewart Donald will remain at the club to continue the club’s day-to-day running once the deal involving the investors has been confirmed.

Elsewhere in League One, Doncaster Rovers are considering offering a deal to former Cats striker Victor Anichebe, as reported by the Doncaster Free Press.

The 31-year-old moved to China after a failed injury-hit Stadium of Light spell which saw the Wearside club relegated from the Premier League but is held in high regard by Black Cats fans

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Former Sunderland star Victor Anichebe could join one of the Black Cats' League One rivals.

When asked if a move was on the cards, Rovers boss John Schofield stated: “I would imagine if he’s training with us he’s a possibility. Or maybe he’s coming in to have a look at us, and us have a look at him, get some fitness.

“He’s a free agent so there’s no real rush, for want of a better word. He’s done okay.”

Also – Rotherham United gaffer Paul Warne does not expect Darren Moore to be in charge of Doncaster Rovers for the long term.

Warne said: "I'll be surprised if he stays there for many years because his experience of higher-level football and the experience he got at West Brom last season.”

In other news, ex-Sunderland defender Adam Matthews has joined Championship Charlton – the team who beat Jack Ross’ side in the play-off final last campaign – after a succesful trail