Sunderland winger joins Panathinaikos

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Sunderland winger,Charis Mavrias has re-joined former side, Panathinaikos on loan for the remainder of the season. The 20-year-old, who arrived on Wearside from the Greek club in August 2013, returns after making just six senior appearances. The Greek international, Mavrias scored his only goal for the club on January 25th last year. Mavrias made 54 league appearances during his first …

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Former Sunderland star is hit by Malaria

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Former Sunderland striker, Asamoah Gyan has been hit with a form of “mild malaria” according to BBC Sport and may not play against Senegal today. The Ghana Football Association said the striker was admitted to a hospital in Mongomo on Saturday evening and released on Sunday morning. The disease was caught “at an early stage” and Gyan is said to …

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Liverpool – Fabio Borini set to stay and fight!

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Liverpool striker Fabio Borini is still refusing to depart Anfield, despite constant speculation that he is surplus to requirements and his club will listen to offers for him. The Liverpool Echo report he is ready to stay on Merseyside and fight for a place in the first team. Borini has been quoted as saying: “I still believe I can be …

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Sunderland – Jermain Defoe to return to England

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Sunderland are on the verge of completing a deal for former England international Jermain Defoe. BBC Sport report he has passed his medical ahead of the switch with Jozy Altidore set to move to Toronto as part of the transfer. Jermain Defoe is 32-years-old and after leaving the Charlton Athletic academy, joined West Ham United’s prestigious youth system. Defoe played …

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Defoe in talks with Sunderland

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Former England striker, Jermain Defoe is said to be in talks with Premier League side, Sunderland according to reports from BBC Sport. The FC Toronto striker looks set to leave the Canadian club based in MLS despite joining last year. After leaving English football last summer, he has scored 11 goals in 16 games during his debut campaign for Toronto. …

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MLS swap deal on the cards? Defoe out, Altidore in?

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MLS side, Toronto FC are enquiring as to whether they can arrange a swap deal that would see Jermain Defoe and Jozy Altidore swap positions at the club. Defoe joined the Canadian club just 4 months ago but has already been tipped to leave the side despite signing a four-year-contract with the club. Meanwhile, Sunderland paid £7m for American striker, …

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“I was going to replace Johnson” – Poyet

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Sunderland boss, Gus Poyet has revealed that he was going to sub winger, Adam Johnson off moments before he sealed a last minute in the Tyne Wear Derby. Speaking to BBC Sport after the game, Poyet said, “I was taking Adam Johnson off and for some reason, I didn’t. Don’t ask me why because I don’t know, and luckily enough Johnno scored the winning …

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Liverpool – “It is hard” for Mignolet says Howard of Everton

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers made the big decision to drop goalkeeper Simon Mignolet last weekend for Liverpool’s major Premier League clash with Manchester United. Brad Jones was chosen instead but could not prevent the 3-0 thumping by long time rivals United, Jones though improving in the 3-1 midweek victory over Bournemouth. Simon Mignolet joined Liverpool in June 2013 for £9m. …

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Newcastle in keeper emergency

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Newcastle United will hold discussions with the Premier League over signing an emergency keeper on loan after a number of injuries to 3 senior keepers. With the derby match against Sunderland on Sunday getting ever closer, Newcastle will hope their appeal is accepted and they can find a suitable keeper in time. Third-choice keeper Jak Alnwick, 21, injured his shoulder …

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England U21 pens new contract at Sunderland

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Sunderland and England U21 striker, Connor Wickham has penned a new long term deal with the Premier League side, keeping him at the club until 2019, BBC Sport has revealed. Wickham was coming into his final year of a four-year contract which he signed when he joined from Ipswich Town in 2011. Wickham, 21, has scored three times this season, taking his …

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Liverpool – Borini finally off in January?

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Liverpool have no doubt had issues up front this season, Daniel Sturridge missing through injury since September and £16m man Mario Balotelli failing to fire. However in all this Fabio Borini has still been surplus to requirements and could be leaving Anfield in January. According to the Daily Mirror,  Borini could be targeted by Sunderland again who agreed a £14m …

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QPR, Aston Villa & Sunderland all hunt Pazzini of Milan

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Sunderland, Aston Villa and QPR have all struggled so far in the Premier League, sitting in 14th, 12th and 19th respectively. Goals have been an issue for some but the Daily Mirror believe Giampaolo Pazzini could be the man to solve it with all three clubs interested. Pazzini is 30-years-old and joined current club AC Milan in August 2012 for …

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Everton, QPR, Stoke & Sunderland want this Chelsea outcast

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Chelsea outcast, Mohamed Salah is being frozen out of the first team by Jose Mourinho and it appears a number of Premier League suitors are weighing up a loan deal in January. The Egyptian signed from Basel last January for £11m but has found life hard at Stamford Bridge. A player of undoubted quality, Salah has all the credentials to …

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Chelsea – Blues fuming at Christian Atsu Everton loan spell

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The Chelsea hierarchy are set to recall young Ghanian winger Christian Atsu from his loan spell at Everton according to the Daily Express. It is believed Chelsea will look to loan Atsu out to Sunderland in the hope he will get more game time. Christian Atsu began his professional career with Portuguese giants Porto and graduated their youth academy via …

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Sunderland interested in Portuguese starlet

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Sunderland boss, Gus Poyet is reportedly tracking highly rated Portuguese starlet, Bruma according to the Northern Echo. Cesare Prandelli, Galatasaray’s coach has been told by higher authority that the club will only let Bruma leave if the Turkish side can recoup the the money in which they paid Sporting for him. Bruma, 20, is an exciting talent but has struggled to …

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Crystal Palace & Sunderland hunt Senegal midfielder

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Premier League clubs will begin compiling their shopping list for the January sales with Scouts being sent across the globe in a hope of improving their squad. Crystal Palace have 9 points so far this season and are in 17th whilst Sunderland have 12 points and sit in 14th so both will be hoping for a number of strong additions. …

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Former Liverpool man Dossena joins Leyton Orient!

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Former Liverpool, Sunderland and Napoli defender, Andrea Dossena, has made the shock switch to League One side Leyton Orient. The club announced the capturing of the free agent on their official website and twitter today. Andrea Dossena, now 33-years-old, began his career with Verona in Italy and played for Treviso and Udinese before joining Liverpool in July 2008 for around …

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Sunderland’s Patrick Van Aanholt suffers dislocated shoulder

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The third shoulder injury in three days for the Premier League. Sunderland’s Patrick Van Aanholt was substituted before half time after sustaining a dislocated shoulder as Sunderland defeated Crystal Palace 3-1 in yesterdays Monday night clash. Van Aanholt becomes the third player in successive days to have the injury, following the likes of Everton’s Antolin Alcaraz and Manchester United’s Marcos …

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Sunderland complete signing of French defender

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Sunderland’s defence let in a shocking 8 goals in their weekend away defeat to Southampton, today the club have announced a new player to hopefully bolster that back line. Anthony Réveillère has been signed as a free agent until the end of the season, the experienced 34-year-old playing mainly as a right-back. Réveillère was released at the end of his Napoli …

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Sunderland’s Mannone wants to refund fans following thumping

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Sunderland were roundly humiliated on the weekend as 2500 fans made the 750 mile journey to Southampton. Those hardy North-East supporters saw their side pummelled 8-0 as manager Gus Poyet called it the “most embarrassing” of his career. Now BBC Sport report that Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone, who picked the ball out of his net a staggering 8 times, wants …

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