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Wearside-bound: Adam Matthews in action for Celtic.

Celtic defender and more lined up after Cattermole success at Sunderland

Wearside-bound: Adam Matthews

Sunderland agree fee for Celtic defender

Long term: Cattermole is staying put

Cattermole signs for five further years at Sunderland

Sunderland sign Sebastian Coates from Liverpool

Sunderland sign Sebastian Coates from Liverpool

BACK AT WORK: Dick Advocaat has signed a new one-year deal with Sunderland

Advocaat unveils his Sunderland backroom staff

Coming back: Sunderland's Sebastian Coates. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

One in and one out for Sunderland as Advocaat keeps looking

Sunderland stay over for young midfielder after Addicks move

Sunderland stay over for young midfielder after Addicks move

Could Downing be back at Boro by next week?

Could Downing be back at Boro by next week?

Good job: Dick Advocaat

Defoe certain Advocaat will bring brighter times to Sunderland as search goes on for new faces

Prediction: Julio Arca curls in a free-kick at Durham FA in Chester-le-Street. Picture: TOM BANKS

Boro step up Downing chase and Arca thinks Sunderland could lose out

TARGET: Ron Vlaar, right.

Phillips and Vlaar are latest in frame for Sunderland

SUNDERLAND TARGET: Georginio Wijnaldum

Sunderland targeting Wijnaldum - but are yet to table a bid

IN DEMAND: England international Andros Townsend is interesting both Sunderland and Newcastle United

Sunderland hoping to outflank Newcastle in race for wing duo

GOING NOWHERE: Sunderland target Virgil van Dijk will not be leaving Celtic until the Scottish champions have tackled the Champions League qualifiers

Sunderland suffer double defensive disappointment

NO RUSH: Carl Jenkinson is keen to withhold a decision on his future until he has finished playing for England Under-21s at the European Championships

Sunderland target in no rush to decide on his future

I'M STAYING: Emanuele Giaccherini

Giaccherini 100 per cent committed to Sunderland – agent

FOXES TEST: Sunderland start the 2015-16 season with a trip to Leicester

2015-16 Fixtures: Sunderland start with trip to Leicester

Wearside bound: Carl Jenkinson finished the season with West Ham against Newcastle at St James' Park and he could soon be back in the North-East. Picture: TOM BANKS

Advocaat hopeful of breakthrough as Sunderland get go-ahead from Gunners for full-back

Wanted: Carl Jenkinson

Arsenal defender heading for Sunderland after deal agreed?

Unwanted: Sunderland's Valentin Roberge could be heading away from Wearside again. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Sunderland want forgotten defender out ahead of return

No return: Tottenham Hotspur's Vlad Chiriches (right) and Ricky Alvarez battle for the ball on one of the few occasions the Argentine actually played for Sunderland

Sunderland set for arbitration after Alvarez returns to Italy

Friends: Steven Fletcher will be up against Sunderland team-mate John O'Shea

Irish skipper will not be friendly to Black Cats team-mate

STAYING: Sunderland defender Wes Brown

Brown extends his stay at Sunderland

Leaving: Anthony Reveillere is looking for a new club. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Sunderland release experienced defender after agreeing deal to keep Brown

CATWALK: Sunderland players, Connor Wickham, Seb Larsson, John O'Shea, Costel Pantilimon and Jermaine Defoe model the new home kit

Sunderland unveil new home kit for next season

STAYING?: Wes Brown has been offered a new deal.

Wes Brown set for Sunderland stay after contract talks

NEW DEAL: Dick Advocaat wants to tie Lee Cattermole to a new long-term contract at the Stadium of Light

Advocaat makes new deal for Cattermole an early priority

U-TURN: Dick Advocaat was given permission by his wife to delay retirement

Sunderland fans raise over £2,000 to buy flowers for Advocaat's wife after retirement U-turn

BACK AT WORK: Dick Advocaat has signed a new one-year deal with Sunderland

Short ready to splash the cash after Advocaat signs new deal

FRIENDLY RIVALRY: Sunderland will face Toronto FC, one of Jermain Defoe's former clubs, in pre-season. Picture: TOM BANKS

Defoe to face former club in friendly


UPDATED: Sunderland confirm Advocaat's return on one-year deal

BIG DECISION: Jermaine Defoe has urged Steve McClaren to choose Sunderland over Newcastle

Defoe urges McClaren to choose Sunderland over Newcastle

Sunderland owner Ellis Short waves from the stands during the Barclays Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday May 20, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Arsenal. Photo credit should read: Mike Egerton

Could the German approach be heading for Sunderland?

BACKED: Niall Quinn feels Sam Allardyce would be ideal as Sunderland's next head coach

Quinn backs Allardyce to be Sunderland head coach

NEW DEAL: Sunderland have announced gaming company Dafabet as their new principal sponsor

Sunderland announce Dafabet as new headline sponsor

SUNDERLAND TARGET: Burnley boss Sean Dyche

Sunderland target Dyche after Clement refuses to renege on Derby

Who's next? Dick Advocaat is helping to find a replacement

Advocaat claims no Sunderland contact with ex-Barca midfielder

ENGLAND DUTY: Duncan Watmore

Sunderland youngster revelling in an England shirt

HAPPY MOMENT: Sunderland's players celebrate a rare bright spot in a largely difficult campaign

Season Review: Another case of history repeating as Sunderland scramble to safety once again

GOALKEEPER: Sunderland's keeper Costel Pantilimon was a key factor in Sunderland's survival bid

Scott Wilson's North-East Team of the Season

Interest: Steve McClaren is being considered on Tyne & Wear

Are Sunderland fighting Magpies for same new head coach?

AWARD WINNER: Duncan Watmore

Sunderland youngster claims Under-21s award

IN DEMAND: Paul Clement (left), pictured with Carlo Ancelotti during the pair's time together at Chelsea

Sunderland hoping to hijack Clement's move to Derby after Advocaat rejects job offer

SIGNINGS: Ellis Short is ready to give the new head coach a handful of new players.

Short is poised to draw up his new summer blueprint

BACK IN THE FRAME: Danny Graham feels part of the set-up at Sunderland under Dick Advocaat. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Graham thinks Advocaat would be major coup for Sunderland

Stay or go? Dick Advocaat

Advocaat ready to clear up Sunderland future

Final match of the Carling Premier league season 2014/15.  Chelsea v Sunderland at Stamford Bridge.  Chelsea Jose Mourinho and Sunderland's Dick Advocaat share a joke.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (27017043)

Sunderland's season ends in defeat to the champions

Opener: Steven Fletcher

Chelsea 3 Sunderland 1: Champions leave Black Cats defeated on final day

Half-time: Chelsea 1 Sunderland 1

Half-time: Chelsea 1 Sunderland 1

Cattermole and Graham left out for Sunderland

Cattermole and Graham left out for Sunderland

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