Sunderland's hopes of landing £1million midfielder potentially boosted
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The Black Cats are yet to dip into the market, but Lee Johnson, Kristjaan Speakman and the club’s transfer team are continuing to work hard behind the scenes.
Here’s the latest gossip from around the Stadium of Light and further afield as the start of pre-season moves ever closer:
Potential double transfer deal boost for Sunderland?
Sunderland have been linked with a host of players this summer, but two of them – Ross McCrorie and Todd Kane – may have just edged slightly closer to moves this week.
McCrorie is reportedly the subject of interest from the Black Cats, but a fee of £1million may be required to lure the midfielder away from Aberdeen.
The Dons have been clear that they don’t want to sell both McCrorie and fellow star man Lewis Ferguson during this window, but one of the pair may yet depart.
And with new Aberdeen boss Stephen Glass having added young Brighton midfielder Teddy Jenks to his ranks this week, speculation that one of the duo could leave is mounting given that Jenks joins a large number of fellow midfielders in Aberdeen’s squad.
Jenks, Scott Brown, Dean Campbell, Dylan McGeouch, McCrorie, Ferguson and Miko Virtanen are all under contract for next season.
At QPR, meanwhile, reports suggest that a move has been made to bring full-back Moses Odubajo to Loftus Road.
The arrival of the Sheffield Wednesday man could then open the door for fellow defender Kane to depart.
Charlton, Portsmouth and the Black Cats have all been linked with a move for the former Chelsea youngster.
Latest League One transfer rumours
Here’s the latest gossip doing the rounds in League One…
Wycombe Wanderers striker Uche Ikpeazu is attracting interest from Nottingham Forest, Millwall, Derby County and Middlesbrough (Sky Sports)
Recently-relegated Sheffield Wednesday are set to step-up their attempts to sign Swindon Town defender Akin Odimayo (Football League World)
Shrewsbury Town have been linked with an eye-catching loan move for Stoke City striker Sam Vokes (Football Insider)
Birmingham City are the latest Championship side to enquire about Sheffield Wednesday’s Josh Windass (Sheffield Star)