Transfer Talk: Sunderland sound out managers as Allardyce eyes England move

From done deals to paper talk, we bring you the best of the day's transfer news

BY Daniel Kelly 07:42 Thursday 14 July 2016, 7:42 14 Jul 2016

Picture by: Richard Sellers / EMPICS Sport

With news of The FA getting permission to speak to Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce, it looks like the Black Cats already have their sights set on appointing a new man.

The Daily Mail and The Telegraph claim that Burnley manager Sean Dyche and former Manchester United and Everton boss David Moyes are being lined up to take the top job at the Stadium of Light. Dyche is set to lead Burnley into their second Premier League season in three years, while Moyes has been out of a job since leaving Real Sociedad late last year.

Turkish newspaper Fanatik claim that Besiktas are interested in bringing Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany to Istanbul. Kompany missed Euro 2016 due to a persistent groin injury.

The Belgian captain joined Manchester City in 2008 and has won every major domestic honour in England including captaining the side to two Premier League titles.

Stoke City are set to offer £12million to sign the Gabon midfielder Mario Lemina from Juventus according to The Guardian. Despite tying Glenn Whelan down to a new contract earlier this week, manager Mark Hughes wants to bolster his midfield.

Lemina only joined Juventus on a permanent basis in April, after a spell with Marseille. He could be the second central midfield signing for Stoke this season after Giannelli Imbula signed in January.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger may finally be on the verge on signing a long-time target Julian Draxler, claim The Mirror. The German midfielder signed for Wolfsburg from Schalke 04 last August despite interest from London.

If the World Cup winner were to move to the Emirates, he would be expected to cost around £55million.

News

International Golf Federation chief feels "over-reaction" has contributed to Olympics withdrawals

20:49 Wednesday 13 July 2016 0 Minute Read
News

Andrew Cotter: Rory McIlroy definitely the Lennon or McCartney and not the Ringo in golf's Fab Four

20:24 Wednesday 13 July 2016 0 Minute Read
News

"I could use HGH and get away with it" - Rory Mcllroy critical of golf's lack of anti-doping testing

16:18 Wednesday 13 July 2016 0 Minute Read
News

MLS team use Pokémon Go to announce new signings

14:47 Wednesday 13 July 2016 0 Minute Read
Off The Ball

Newsletter

The very best bits of Off The Ball delivered every week