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Didier Ndong set to be Sunderland's record signing

Didier Ndong who could be Sunderland's record signing today Credit: PA

Sunderland has smashed its transfer record to bring in midfielder Didier Ndong from Lorient according to reports from France.

The Gabon international has signed a five-year deal with Sunderland for €20m (just over £17m) according to French sports newspaper L'Equipe

Sunderland's previous record was the £13m fee they spent on Asamoah Gyan from Rennes back in 2010.

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NUFC forward Alex Gillihead goes out on loan

Newcastle United forward Alex Gilliead has joined League Two side Luton Town on loan.

The 20-year-old has linked up with Nathan Jones' men, and will stay at Kenilworth Road until January.

Gilliead spent most of last season on loan at Carlisle United, where he made 41 appearances, scoring five goals.

He began this season in the Magpies' Under-23 side, featuring in their first two Premier League Two games of the season against Norwich City and West Ham United.

Gilliead, an England Under-20 international, could make his league debut for the Hatters against Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday.

NUFC striker Emmanuel Riviere joins Osasuna on loan

Newcastle United striker Emmanuel Riviere has joined Spanish side Osasuna on loan until the end of the season, with an option to buy.

The 26-year-old arrived on Tyneside from Monaco in July 2014 but has only made 31 appearances in all competitions since, scoring three goals, and hasn't featured in competitive action since the beginning of March.

NUFC's Kyle Cameron joins Newport County on loan

Newcastle United defender Kyle Cameron has joined League Two side Newport County on loan.

Cameron, 19, will stay at Rodney Parade until January.

The centre half, who can also play at left back, spent similar spells on loan at Workington Reds and York City last term.

After making four appearances and scoring one goal for Northern Premier League Premier Division outfit Workington, Cameron linked up with the Minstermen in January 2016, going on to play 18 times in League Two.

Cameron - who has been capped by Scotland at under-19 level - scored his first Football League goal during his time at York, netting against Hartlepool United in April.

And he will now head to South Wales to link up with County, who are currently 18th in the League Two table.

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Sunderland reportedly in talks over Ruddy move

Could John Ruddy be waving goodbye to Norwich City? Credit: PA

Premier League side Sunderland are reportedly in talks to sign Norwich City goalkeeper John Ruddy.

The 29-year-old is one of the Canaries' longest-serving players having joined from Everton in 2010.

According to Sky Sports, Sunderland have turned their attentions to Ruddy after missing out on Joe Hart who is set to join Torino.

Ruddy is currently sidelined with a groin injury but should be fit after the international break.

Sunderland in for £17m Didier Ndong - reports

David Moyes could break Sunderland's transfer record today Credit: PA

Sunderland could smash its transfer record with a £17m bid lodged for Dider Ndong according to reports.

The Daily Star says Moyes is seriously considering a move for the Gabon international, which would smash the £13m fee they spent on Asamoah Gyan from Rennes back in 2010.

NUFC defender Jamie Sterry joins Coventry on loan

Newcastle United full back Jamie Sterry has joined League One side Coventry City on loan.

Sterry will stay at the Ricoh Arena until January 2017.

The 20-year-old made his first start for the Magpies in last week's 2-0 EFL Cup victory over Cheltenham Town at St. James' Park.

Sterry also put pen to paper on a new four-year contract with United last week, as did fellow Academy product Adam Armstrong - who scored 20 goals while on loan at Coventry last season.

Sterry - who will team up with ex-Magpie Gael Bigirimana in the Sky Blues' ranks - could now make his debut for Tony Mowbray's men in their League One clash at Fleetwood Town on Saturday.

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