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Koeman confident that Everton can turn things around ahead of Sunderland clash

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Everton manager Ronald Koeman believes his side can bounce back from their miserable four-match losing streak as he prepares for the Carabao Cup tie with Sunderland on Wednesday.

The Toffees are on a soul crushing run of defeats in the last four outings without scoring a single goal.

Everton and Sunderland to commemorate Bradley Lowery

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Everton are hosting Sunderland in the third round of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday at Goodison Park.

And it has been confirmed that the two sides will wear shirts promoting the Bradley Lowery Foundation. Bradley was a huge Sunderland fan who tragically passed away this year battling a long term illness called neuroblastoma, which is a very rare form of cancer.

Vincent Janssen at Spurs and 6 other Eredivisie stars who flopped in the Premier League

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A penny for Vincent Janssen's thoughts. He would have expected to start this season as Tottenham Hotspur's second choice striker, battling with Son Heung-min for the right to understudy Harry...

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West Ham looking to sign Championship midfielder, player wants to leave the club

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West Ham have been trying to add to their midfield for a while now.

The Hammers have been linked with the Sporting midfielder William Carvalho. Apparently, the two clubs have been in talks regarding a transfer.

According to Independent, Sporting are demanding £36.5m for the Euro 2016 winner and West Ham are not ready to spend that kind of money on the defensive midfielder.

Grabban haunts Norwich as Sunderland get off the mark

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London (AFP) – Lewis Grabban returned to haunt Norwich as the Sunderland striker’s double inspired a 3-1 win over his former club in the Championship on Sunday.

Grabban, on loan from Bournemouth, scored twice either side of a superb effort from Aiden McGeady to help Simon Grayson’s side secure their first league victory following last season’s relegation from the Premier League.

Grabban haunts Norwich as Sunderland get off the mark

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London (AFP) – Lewis Grabban returned to haunt Norwich as the Sunderland striker’s double inspired a 3-1 win over his former club in the Championship on Sunday.

Grabban, on loan from Bournemouth, scored twice either side of a superb effort from Aiden McGeady to help Simon Grayson’s side secure their first league victory following last season’s relegation from the Premier League.

Can Leeds, Sunderland and co overcome their problems this season?

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As money continues to pour into the Premier League, clubs across the land are desperate to secure themselves a piece of the pie.

Bumper television deals, increased sponsorship and foreign investment has allowed the likes of Leicester City to win a title, while other teams have been able to break into the top flight and be competitive.

Everton transfer close to being finalised, experienced winger set to complete summer move

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Everton winger Aiden McGeady is also heading to Sunderland this summer.

The winger was on loan at Preston last season and Grayson is well aware of his abilities. The report from Sunderland Echo claims that the winger’s move to Sunderland is close to being finalised.

The Everton winger is expected to cost around £2million.

Official: Jermain Defoe completes Premier League move on three-year contract

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English striker Jermain Defoe has completed his move from Sunderland to join AFC Bournemouth on a three-year deal.

Defoe triggered a clause in his contract that allowed him to leave on a free transfer if Sunderland were relegated. The 34-year-old returns to Bournemouth after a successful loan spell at the club 16 years ago.

The Best Players Who Are Available for Free This Summer

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If there is one thing that the Premier League excels in, it is hyperbole.

This is why there is such a huge focused placed on big money signings concerning EPL clubs, from confirmed deals to rumours surrounding stars such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Alvaro Morata and Kylian Mbappe.

We should not lose sight of the fact that a number of quality players are currently available on free transfers, however, as a combination of injury, age and contract disputes has left them without security.

Sunderland confirm negotiations regarding takeover, Short ready to sell stake on one condition

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Championship outfit Sunderland have confirmed that they are in talks over the sale of the club.

The club owner Ellis Short is keen on selling his stake and Guardian are reporting that a German consortium has held talks with the Black Cats. Consortiums from China and the Middle East have previously shown interest in taking over the club.

Sunderland in talks over potential sale of football club

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London (AFP) – Sunderland confirmed on Friday that they are in talks with several groups over the potential sale of the Championship club.

Black Cats owner Ellis Short has been keen to sell up for some time and it was recently reported the American is in advanced talks with a German consortium.

Sunderland in talks over potential sale of football club

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London (AFP) – Sunderland confirmed on Friday that they are in talks with several groups over the potential sale of the Championship club.

Black Cats owner Ellis Short has been keen to sell up for some time and it was recently reported the American is in advanced talks with a German consortium.

Everton complete club record signing of Jordan Pickford from Sunderland

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Everton have announced the signing of highly rated English goalkeeper Jordan Pickford from Sunderland.

The 23-year-old has signed a five-year contract to join the Toffees in an initial £25 million transfer deal that could rise up to £30 million in add-ons.

Upon his arrival at the Goodison Park, Pickford said: “Last season was my first in the Premier League so to get this opportunity with Everton now, to be able to go forward with my career and show everyone what I can do with Everton is unbelievable.

Everton set to land goalkeeper Jordan Pickford

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London (AFP) – Everton have agreed a £30 million ($38 million, 34 million euros) deal to sign Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, according to British media reports on Tuesday.

Pickford was Everton manager Ronald Koeman’s top target to take over from Maarten Stekelenburg and Joel Robles, who both endured inconsistent spells last season.

Veteran Defoe set for Bournemouth move

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London (AFP) – Veteran England striker Jermain Defoe is set to join Premier League side Bournemouth after undergoing a medical, he told BBC Radio on Tuesday.

The 34-year-old - who scored 15 goals in the Premier League for Sunderland last season but is able to leave for free as he had an escape clause in his contract should they be relegated - said it would be announced officially in July.

Veteran Defoe set for Bournemouth move

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London (AFP) – Veteran England striker Jermain Defoe is set to join Premier League side Bournemouth after undergoing a medical, he told BBC Radio on Tuesday.

The 34-year-old - who scored 15 goals in the Premier League for Sunderland last season but is able to leave for free as he had an escape clause in his contract should they be relegated - said it would be announced officially in July.

Sunderland Earned More Money For Finishing Bottom Of Premier League Than Bayern Munich Did For Winning Bundesliga

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Proof should proof be required that the Premier League is a swollen, bloated nonsense of a competition, Sunderland managed to earn themselves well over £90million by finishing rock bottom of the table last season.

The numbers have beencrunched by Nick Harris of Sporting Intelligence, who found that despite being the square root of abysmal all year, David Moyes' teamreaped £93.

English Championship

Odds on Rhodes to Sunderland could fall as Leeds and Wolves look elsewhere

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Sunderland could emerge as favourites to sign Sheffield Wednesday striker Jordan Rhodes.

The 27-year-old has been linked with numerous clubs this summer including Leeds and Wolves, but with that duo seemingly looking elsewhere a move to the North East could be on the cards.

According to the Telegraph, the Owls would accept £7 million for a player currently priced at around 4/1 to join Sunderland.

Ruben Neves, Abel Hernandez and Sunderland’s main man… Names of the Football League, weeks 2 + 3

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We're really back in the swing of things now, aren't we? The second and third gameweeks of the season have been and gone, and as usual for the Football League it was filled with wonder...

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Bargain deal: 24 goals forward could be a master stroke signing for Sunderland

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According to reports from The Northern Echo, Sunderland are considering to make a move for Bury striker, James Vaughan, in the summer transfer window.

Sunderland manager Simon Grayson wants to bolster his attacking department and finds Vaughan, the former Everton striker, as an ideal fit for the role.

Sunderland Roundup: Simon Grayson eyeing promotion with the Black Cats

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Simon Grayson has been confirmed as the new Sunderland manager and the Black Cats will now begin preparations for the pre-season.

The former Preston North End manager has enormous experience of managing teams in the lower leagues and he will be looking to secure promotion to the Premier League as soon as possible.

Darron Gibson

Sunderland Confirm Darron Gibson Will Be Disciplined For Calling Team ‘F**king Sh*t’, Manage To Misspell Midfielder’s Name In Official Statement

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Sunderland have confirmed that Darron Gibson will indeed face after a video of the midfielder's drunken diatribe, in which he harshly criticised his teammates, did the rounds on social media over the weekend.

Gibson was filmed while talking to fans in a local bar on Saturday night, a matter of hours after Sunderland's dismal 5-0 defeat against Celtic at the Stadium of Light.

Sunderland Player Darron Gibson Openly Admits Sunderland Players Are ‘F**king Sh*t’ While Drunkenly Chatting With Fans (Video)

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Sunderland midfielder Darron Gibson has delivered a grim assessment of his teammates, calling them all "f**king sh*t" while accusing a select few of not wanting to play for the club.

Gibson delivered his scathing State of the Union address shortly after Sunderland were drubbed 5-0 by Celtic in an embarrassing friendly defeat at the Stadium of Light on Saturday afternoon.

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Defoe leads mourners for funeral of ‘best mate’ Bradley

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London (AFP) – The funeral of Bradley Lowery, one of the iconic faces of last season’s Premier League season as the devoted Sunderland fan battled a rare form of cancer, drew crowds of mourners onto the streets on Friday.

Lowery died last Friday aged just six of neuroblastoma, and his parents will wear football shirts to the service to honour his love of the sport.

Sunderland’s Borini signs Milan deal

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Milan (AFP) – AC Milan on Friday announced the signing of mercurial Sunderland striker Fabio Borini on a one-year loan deal the Italian giants must make permanent at the end of next season.

Borini, who has played for Chelsea, Liverpool and Sunderland as well as Roma, is the second striker to be signed by the resurgent Serie A giants this close season following the capture of Andre Silva from Porto on a five-year deal two weeks ago.

Transfers & Rumours

Official: Jermain Defoe, 34, Rejoins Bournemouth On Rather Large Three-Year Contract

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Jermain Defoe has officially rejoined Bournemouth, 16 years after first signing for the club as a teenager on a season-long loan from West Ham.

The transferwas struck back in May, but the Cherries had to allow Defoe's Sunderland contract to expire before rubber-stamping the whole hoo-ha.

The 34-year-old has signed a three-year deal worth around £20million in wages, which is pretty darn steep for a man approaching middle-age.

Ricky Alvarez Debacle Reaches Conclusion: Sunderland Forced To Pay £9m For Transfer That Never Actually Happened

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The man you see afore you is Ricky Alvarez and, quite frankly, we'd forgive even the staunchest Sunderland fan for not recalling his ill-fated stint at the Stadium of Light.

The spindly Argentinian attacking midfielder signed on a season-long deadline day loan from Inter Milan in August 2014 and went on to make just five Premier League starts for the Black Cats, scoring precisely zero goals and offering pretty much nothing for the duration.

Official: Everton Make Jordan Pickford The Third Most Expensive Goalkeeper Of All Time (Photo)

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It's been a tidy afternoon for the accounting departmentsof freshly-relegated teams, with the news that Everton have completed a £30million deal to sign Jordan Pickford from Sunderland.

The 23-year-old goalkeeper, Sunderland's poor beleaguered player of the season last time out, has signed a five-year contract at Goodison.

Reports: Everton On Verge Of Closing £30m Deal To Sign Jordan Pickford From Sunderland

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Everton are *this* close to bagging themselves a shiny new goalkeeper as their acquisition ofSunderland stopper Jordan Pickford continues to movetoward conclusion.

According to John Percy in the Telegraph, the Toffees are now within spitting distance of cinching up a £30million package for Pickford, who iscurrently away with England at the Under-21 European Championships in Poland.

‘It’s More Of An Insult’ – Everton Have £8m Opening Bid For Jordan Pickford Rejected By Sunderland

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Everton have flinched first in the race to procure Jordan Pickford's services from relegated Sunderland.

The 23-year-old goalkeeper was one of the few Black Cats players to emerge from their largely dismal 2016/17 season in credit, with a succession of Premier League suitors now keen to take him on.

Transfer News and Gossip

Everton agree £30m fee with Sunderland for Jordan Pickford

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Everton have agreed a fee with Sunderland for the signing of goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, according to Sky Sports. The England Under-21 international...

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Arsenal prepare double-signing of Sunderland pair

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Arsenal are readying a double-swoop on Sunderland to sign youngsters Joel Asoro and Benjamin Mbunga-Kimpioka, according to the Sunderland Echo. The...

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The Rest

Grayson reflects on time with Leeds ahead of Sunderland clash

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Boyhood Leeds United fan Grayson and Sunderland boss Simon Grayson has reflected on his time with the Elland Road club ahead of the crunching Championship match between the two sides tonight.

Grayson is a Leeds academy graduate who had the privilege to manage the club from 2008 to 2012.

Sunderland Reveal New 2017/18 Away Kit By Allowing One Special Fan To Wear It To First Game Of Season (Photos)

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Sunderland came up with a novel way to launch their new away kit, by having just one lone fan wear it to their first match of the Championship season.

The Black Cats played host to Derby at the Stadium of Light on Friday evening, with supporter Brendan O'Donnell tasked with mingling amongst the crowd while wearing the club's new baby blue strip.

‘Can I Speak To You?’ – Louis Saha Tries To Slytherin To JK Rowling’s DMs With Most Intriguing Tweet Of 2017

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Former Manchester United and Fulham striker Louis Saha is either looking for love or literary debate after he caught the internet's attention by aiming an unexpected late night tweet at Harry Potter author JK Rowling.

Champion's League-winner Saha who retired from the game in 2013 after unsatisfying spells with Sunderland and Lazio hit up the world's richest woman with the surprise message just after 11pm on Tuesday night.

RIP Bradley Lowery: Jermain Defoe’s Little Mate Sadly Passes Away After Losing Battle Against Cancer

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The sad news reaching us this afternoon is that Bradley Lowery, the little Sunderland fan who, has passed away.

Little Bradleyfought for all he was worth against a neuroblastoma, a rare form of terminal childhood cancer, but sadly succumbed to the disease on Friday afternoon.

My brave boy has went with the angels today 07/07/17 at 13:35, in mammy and daddies arms surrounded by his.

Il Milan presenta Borini. L’ex Sunderland torna in Italia dopo 5 anni

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Il Milan piazza il 5° colpo di questo suo Calciomercato, primo acquisto italiano dell'era cinese. Parliamo di Fabio Borini, attaccante bolognese classe '91, proveniente dal Sunderland e al ritorno in Serie A 5 anni dopo l'esperienza vissuta con la maglia della Roma (10 reti in 26 presenze nella stagione 2011-2012).

Retro Football: Charlton Narrowly Pip Sunderland In Most Exciting Play-Off Final Ever Contested, 1998 (Video)

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Quite possibly the most exciting, blistering play-off final ever witnessed atWembley took place, 19 years ago to this very day.

Sunderland-born Clive Mendonca scored a famous hat-trick (the first ever in a play-off final) against his hometown team as Charlton Athletic squeezed their way into the Premier League via a synapse-fraying penalty shoot-out.

‘I Could Not Care Less’ – John Terry Bluntly Dismisses Criticism Of Self-Orchestrated Chelsea Farewell Substitution

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John Terry has dismissed criticism surrounding the manner in which he ended his Chelsea career, insisting he "couldn't care less" what people think of his contrived 'farewell' substitution.

Terry was subbed off in the 26th minute of the Blues' final Premier League game of the season against Sunderland, as his teammates gathered to clap him off with a mid-game guard of honour.