Richardson set for talks
Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill is set for talks with Kieran Richardson on his return to pre-season training this week.
The versatile defender is entering the final year of his contract at the Stadium of Light and O'Neill would like to know if he is going to sign a new one or do they need to cash in on him this summer.
There would be no shortage of takers for the player who was wanted by Arsenal last winter and Everton, West Ham and Reading are all thought to be monitoring the situation closely.
O'Neill would like to keep Richardson but he is thought to be unsure of whether he wants to stay or not.