Sunderland have completed a season-long loan deal for Inter Milan's attacking midfielder Ricky Alvarez
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Jack Rodwell has set his sights on securing an England place after completing his move to Sunderland, admitting that watching the World Cup left "a bit of a bitter taste in my mouth".
– Sunderland midfielder Jack Rodwell
Watching the World Cup left a little bit of a bitter taste in my mouth. I was supporting the team 100 per cent but I also wanted to be there so I think its's time I put that right, get back playing and get back in the squad
Without doubt the last couple of seasons I have not played nearly enough football as I have wanted to play.
The regular football is the most important thing for me, to play football and get back to enjoying it, so this is a great place for me to be.
Sunderland boss Gus Poyet has told striker Connor Wickham, whose contract expires next summer, to sign a new deal or he will be sold.
– Sunderland manager Gus Poyet
For me, Connor’s situation is clear. He needs to sign a new contract or we let him go – we sell him. There is nothing in between. He is an asset to the football club and we paid a lot of money for him.
Seems Sunderland's interest in Max Clayton is over. He's gone to Wolves on trial #safc
Sunderland striker Ignacio Scocco has completed his move back to former club Newell's Old Boys.
The 29-year-old, known as "Nacho", has returned to Argentina following a short, but disappointing spell on Wearside.
Scocco joined the club from Brazilian outfit Internacional for £3.2million in January, and is understood to have left for slightly less after failing to score in his eight appearances for the Black Cats.