Sunderland fans might be forgiven for cleansing their memories off a certain Ghanaian striker called Asamoah Gyan but The Sun reminded the Black Cats faithful about their club-record signing as they report that the 26 year old is close to finally sealing a permanent deal with the UAE club Al-Anin. Gyan made a shock loan move to the middle-east at the start of last season, although Sunderland weren’t complaining as they pocketed a cool £6m for the season-long deal. And, they will collect a further £7m to complete the deal, thus recouping the entire £13m they spent on him.
Although Wolves have been relegated from the Premier League after last season’s poor showing, they are dictating terms in the transfer of Steven Fletcher to Sunderland with a reported £10 million fee demanded for the striker. The Scot scored 12 Premier League goals last term and is also being tracked by Stoke and Fulham. The 25 year-old is also said to be interested in a quick return to the top flight, but according to the Daily Mirror, new boss Stale Solbakken will not let the striker leave Molineux on the cheap this summer.
Sunderland are set to start a transfer battle with Newcastle after deciding to move for Toon target Vurnon Anita, reports Chronicle Live. Having purchased a right-side based defender in Carlos Cueller just days back, Martin O’Neill looks keen on fixing his left-back problem which has seen the likes of Kieran Richardson and Jack Colback provide cover in that position ever since the departure of George McCartney. Ajax star Anita would reportedly be allowed to leave for a fee in the region of £10 million, and it remains to be seen which of the two Premier League clubs are willing to fork out that amount first.