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Charlton Athletic sign El-Hadji Ba from Sunderland

El-Hadji Ba managing just three appearances for Sunderland during his time at the Stadium of Light.

Charlton Athletic have signed 22-year-old French midfielder El-Hadji Ba from Sunderland.

Ba has signed a three-year deal at The Valley after managing just three appearances for the Black Cats since arriving two years ago.

The 22-year-old scored on his Sunderland debut in an FA Cup clash against Carlisle but spent last year on loan at Bastia.

"It's very nice to be a Charlton player," Ba told Charlton's official website.

"I'm very happy to be here. It was a little bit difficult at Sunderland. I was...

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Sunderland close to deal for Liverpool defender Sebastian Coates - report

Sebastian Coates is currently on a break after representing Uruguay at the Copa America.

Sunderland hope to complete the signing of Liverpool defender Sebastian Coates later this week, according to Press Association Sport.

Sunderland are close to tying up a £2 million deal for the 24-year-old Uruguay international, who had a loan spell at the Stadium of Light last season.

Press Association Sport reports that talks are ongoing and that the club is hopeful of reaching a successful conclusion within days.

Coates is currently enjoying a break after Uruguay's involvement in the Copa...

Sunderland bid for Netherlands forward Jeremain Lens, sources say

Jeremain Lens could be making a move to the Premier League with Sunderland next season.

Sunderland have made a bid for Netherlands international forward Jeremain Lens as Dick Advocaat looks to bring his fellow Dutchman to the Stadium of Light from Dynamo Kiev, sources told ESPN FC.

Advocaat is keen to bolster his attacking options this summer as he is keen to avoid a repeat of last season's struggles when Sunderland narrowly avoided relegation.

Sunderland struggled for goals last season with midfielder Jordi Gomez and striker Connor Wickham finishing as the club's joint top scorers...

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Sunderland target West Ham's Stewart Downing - report

Stewart Downing has been linked with a move away from West Ham.

Sunderland are hoping to push home their interest in West Ham midfielder Stewart Downing as head coach Dick Advocaat awaits a transfer breakthrough, according to the Press Association.

The Press Association reports that Sunderland are looking to take advantage of new Hammers boss Slaven Bilic's squad re-shaping programme to persuade the 30-year-old England midfielder to return to his native north-east.

Downing made 43 appearances for the London club last season but has been linked with a move away...

Transfer inactivity has Sunderland supporters growing impatient

Sunderland fans are hoping to hear some good news soon in regards to the club's transfer dealings.
Sunderland fans are hoping to hear some good news soon in regards to the club's transfer dealings.

Sunderland's official club website used to offer a series called "rumour mill" which helpfully pulled together all the newspaper, broadcast and online speculation about potential ins and outs.

There was no hint of how accurate any report might be, and most of us know from experience how much doubt to apply to the bulk of the gossip.

It was still an interesting if rarely dependable guide for supporters, but there was also a suspicion of hypocrisy and this probably led to the feature's demise. After...