Sunderland 'battle' Alex Neil's Stoke City, Blackburn and Millwall for Barnsley midfielder Callum Styles

Sunderland are one of five clubs linked with a deadline day move for Barnsley midfielder Callum Styles.

Reports today suggest Alex Neil’s new club Stoke City, Sunderland, Blackburn Rovers, Hull and Millwall are all interested.

The 22-year-old could leave before the 11pm deadline for EFL clubs.

A number of clubs are reported to be keeping tabs on Styles.

Sunderland manager Tony Mowbray. PA.

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On a busy Wednesday, Sunderland completed three new signings ahead of deadline day.

Edouard Michut and Abdoullah Ba arrived from PSG and Le Havre respectively, both midfielders with versatility but a lot of technical ability.

And Amad, the 20-year-old winger who cost Manchester United a significant fee to prise from Atalanta, and who will bring more pace and skill to the wide areas.

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Amad follows Dan Ballard, Jack Clarke, Aji Alese, Alex Bass, Jewison Bennette, Ba and Michut to Wearside.