Roberto Mancini claims he has been approached by Sunderland to become the next manager at the Stadium of Light.
Wigan owner Dave Whelan says Niall Quinn has promised his club an answer today on whether they will pay £3m compensation for Steve Bruce
Marseille have revealed that Djibril Cisse will be allowed to leave on loan again after Sunderland failed to conclude a deal.
Newcastle have entered the race for Wigan boss Steve Bruce, who is still high on Sunderland's list of targets.
Dwight Yorke is among seven players released by Sunderland with David Connolly, Arnau Riera and Darren Ward also shown the door.
Croatia boss Slaven Bilic would be interested in taking charge of Sunderland, according to his agent Rudi Vata.
Niall Quinn insists Sunderland are in ho hurry to appoint a new manager, although Steve Bruce remains the favourite to take charge.
Sunderland say they rejected a £20million bid from Tottenham in January for the services of Black Cats striker Kenwyne Jones.
Sunderland are closing in on Wigan boss Steve Bruce after Latics gave the Black Cats permission to open talks.
Hartlepool have completed a deal to take Sunderland's Peter Hartley to Victoria Park after his contract with the Black Cats expired.
Steve Bruce has given an indication that he could be interested in leaving Wigan and taking over as Sunderland manager.
Djibril Cisse is to leave Sunderland after the Black Cats confirmed they do not want to sign the Marseille striker on a permanent deal.
Gordon Strachan and Steve Bruce have been linked with the Sunderland job after Niall Quinn said he wanted a "big name" to take over.
Ricky Sbragia has admitted the run-in to the season had been a "nightmare" after he announced he was quitting as Sunderland boss.
Ricky Sbragia has resigned as manager of Sunderland despite keeping the Black Cats in the Premiership.
Sunderland midfielder Steed Malbranque is struggling with a hip injury and could miss the home clash with Chelsea.
Sunderland are reported to be lining up a move for Hamburg boss Martin Jol, who is keen to return to the Premiership.
Sunderland striker Kenwyne Jones hopes the Black Cats' home form will lead them to safety on the final day of the season
Sunderland look set to be without the injured Steed Malbranque for this weekend's crucial showdown against Chelsea.
Niall Quinn says he will stay on as chairman at Sunderland even if the worst happens and the club are relegated.
Sunderland striker Kenwyne Jones has refused to rule out a move to Tottenham but is staying focused on the scrap to stay up.
Cardiff have moved quickly to try and secure the services of Sunderland target Ross McCormack with a new contract at the club.
Teemu Tainio says Sunderland must not rely on other results to stay up and nothing other than a win over Chelsea will do on Sunday.
West Ham defender Calum Davenport says he is leaving Upton Park this summer and wants to join Sunderland permanently.
Sunderland boss Ricky Sbragia has admitted his side have under achieved this season but claims expectations on Wearside are too high.
Sunderland travel to Portsmouth tonight knowing three points will guarantee their Premier League status for another term.
Sunderland boss Ricky Sbragia has told striker Djibril Cisse to concentrate on his football and worry about a move in the summer.
Sunderland target Diego Forlan has committed himself to Atletico Madrid amid reported interest from a number of sides.
Djibril Cisse's 'agent' has rejected comments attributed to him claiming the Sunderland striker was set for a move to Spurs.
Djibril Cisse's agent has claimed the striker will join Spurs next season after falling out of favour at the Stadium of Light.
Sunderland boss Ricky Sbragia is keeping tabs on Anderlecht's Argentine midfielder Lucas Biglia who is eager to move to England.
Grant Leadbitter believes it is vital that Sunderland maintain their Premier League status this season.
Harry Redknapp has said Tottenham have made no enquiries into purchasing Sunderland's on loan striker Djibril Cisse.
Marton Fulop says the squad have been boosted by the news that Ellis Short could complete a takeover of Sunderland this summer.
Sunderland chairman Niall Quinn has told Ricky Sbragia that he will be given the financial backing he needs come the summer.
Tottenham are in talks to sign Djibril Cisse from Marseille after Sunderland decided they did not want to make his loan move permanent.
Sunderland defender Anton Ferdinand must emulate his older brother, Rio, to become a top player, according to Ricky Sbragia.
Sunderland midfielder Teemu Tainio is pushing for inclusion at Bolton but Craig Gordon and Nyron Nosworthy are both out.
Sunderland have joined those interested in signing Cardiff City's Roger Johnson, preparing a £3million bid for the defender.
Craig Gordon has been ruled out for the rest of the season after scans on his problematic knee revealed he needed surgery.
Sunderland are waiting to find out if Craig Gordon's season is over as the goalkeeper struggles with a knee injury.
Sunderland have blasted reports Craig Gordon is not playing because they do not want to activate a payment clause in his contract.
Sunderland boss Ricky Sbragia has brushed off speculation he could be replaced by Steve McClaren and is focused on staying up.
Ricky Sbragia believes Sunderland need four more points to secure their place in the Premier League for another season.
David Healy says he should be given a chance up front instead of Djibril Cisse after the on-loan forward's recent poor performances.
Sunderland will be without Craig Gordon, Nyron Nosworthy and George McCartney for their vital clash with Everton on Sunday.
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