According to The Gazette, Newcastle striker Daryl Murphy is being linked with a move to Sunderland, along with a number of fellow Championship sides.

Murphy helped Newcastle gain promotion last season with his six goals but the club are set to sell him as they prepare for their return to the Premier League.

Murphy is in a sought after striker due to his great Championship goal-scoring record so there’s no reason why Sunderland won’t be interested as they try and get back to the Premier League at the first time of asking.

With the departure of Jermain Defoe to Bournemouth, the Black Cats are in the market to sign a new striker and Murphy is on their list but it may not happen unless it’s a short-term deal as they are low on funds.

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Murphy had this to say last month “Rafa is a top, top manager. He texted me after the Uruguay game to say well done.

“I spoke to him last week about my future and he thanked me for what I had done and said they were going to listen to a few offers. I said ‘that’s fine’.

“I always knew I had been brought in there to do a specific job, to help the club get promoted. I had no illusions that I was going to be starting for Newcastle in the Premier League if we got up.”