Reunion on the Cards for Allardyce, But Not Khazri

The season is less than a week old and already the rumour mill is in overdrive. Even this soon a clear pattern is emerging, with Sunderland set to be linked with every name in France and West Ham this summer. With Sam Allardyce only meeting Ellis Short this week to finalise transfer plans, having stalled as the club fought relegation, it’s very much early days still. [More]

Why Sunderland Can Only Be a Temporary Stop for Argentinian This Summer

Sam Allardyce was radically proactive in shifting Sunderland’s deadwood in the January transfer window. Out went big money signings of the Martin O’Neill, Paolo Di Canio (/Roberto Di Fanti) and Gus Poyet eras, with the likes of Steven Fletcher and Danny Graham heading for pastures new to while away the remainder of their Sunderland contracts. Yet Big Sam’s job is far from done, with a number of returning loanees heading back to Wearside this summer. For many, however, it’ll only be a temporary stop. [More]