Sunderland 'eye' three new signings plus transfer talk from Portsmouth, Peterborough United and Ipswich Town

Sunderland head coach Lee Johnson.Sunderland head coach Lee Johnson.
Sunderland head coach Lee Johnson.
Sunderland are set to face Lincoln City in the play-off semi-final first leg on Wednesday evening.

Lee Johnson’s men have an opportunity to cement a third trip to Wembley in three seasons as Sunderland look to gain promotion to the Championship through the play-offs.

Here, though, we take you through all of the latest Black Cats related transfer talk and League One gossip:

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Sunderland are considering an £800,000 bid for Aberdeen’s 23-year-old former Portsmouth loanee Ross McCrorie. A report states that if Sunderland are promoted then it would ‘seriously strengthen’ the Black Cats’ financial position with regards to transfers. (Daily Record)

Peterborough United chairman Darragh MacAthony has stated that his club are not interested in signing Sunderland attacker Aiden McGeady. (Sunderland Echo)

Sunderland are said to be ready to hijack a deal for out-of-contract Rotherham defender Clark Robertson. However, some reports have suggested that the 27-year-old defender is on the verge of a return to Aberdeen. (Daily Record)

Former Sunderland winger Charis Mavrias is set to sign for Cypriot side Apollon Limassol on a free transfer. (

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Portsmouth player of the season and first-choice goalkeeper Craig MacGillivray moving closer to Fratton exit with his contract up in the summer. (Portsmouth News)

Ipswich Town are leading the race to sign Luton Town captain Sonny Bradley. (East Anglian Daily Times)

Sunderland have reportedly made an offer for Manchester United youngster Jacob Carney. The Black Cats alongside Brighton and Hove Albion and Burnley are said to have all made an offer for the shot-stopper. (Sun on Sunday)