Jermain Defoe has opened talks with Bournemouth over a move to the south coast club., according to Sky sources.
The England striker has a clause in his contract which means he can move for free following Sunderland's relegation to the Sky Bet Championship, and the Cherries held initial talks with Defoe's representatives on Monday with a deal expected to be completed within the next few days following formal talks with the player himself.
Defoe has scored 34 Premier League goals for Sunderland since arriving from MLS side Toronto in January 2015 in a deal worth Â£6m.
The 34-year-old's 15 top-flight goals this season have not been enough to keep Sunderland from the drop though, with Bournemouth and West Ham having been interested in signing Defoe since the Black Cats' relegation was confirmed, according to Sky sources.
Defoe was not included in Sunderland's squad for their final game of the Premier League campaign against Chelsea on Sunday, which proved to be David Moyes' last match in charge of the club following his resignation on Monday.
Moyes spoke of his disappointment at Defoe's relegation clause earlier this month, indicating he would not have allowed it to be part of the transfer had he been manager at the time.
Juventus have completed a Â£17.3m deal to sign Juan Cuadrado permanently from Chelsea.
Cuadrado has spent the last two seasons on loan at Juve where he has been part of the club's Serie A-winning sides on both occasions.
The 28-year-old has now put pen to paper on a contract that ties him to the Bianconeri until 30 June 2020, with Chelsea receiving the Â£17.3m (â‚¬20m) over three annual instalments to begin in the 2017/2018 financial year.
Cuadrado joined Chelsea in 2015 on a four-and-a-half-year deal having impressed at Fiorentina and with the Colombia national team at the 2014 World Cup, but returned to Italy shortly into his spell at Stamford Bridge after failing to replicate his form in the Premier League.
The winger joined Juventus on a three-year loan deal until 2019 in last summer's transfer window for an annual fee of Â£4.25m, but the Scudetto champions have now taken the option to make the deal permanent.
Cuadrado leaves Chelsea having made just 13 Premier League appearances for the Blues and failing to register a single goal.
Former Ghana international Anthony Yeboah says he has no immediate plans to return to football administration after being frustrated out of the game a few years ago, by alleged underhand dealings by referees whom he accused of undermining his teamâ€™s effort in the second-tier league.
Bagabaga Annex, Mother Theresa Primary and Funsi R/C Basic representing the Northern, Upper East and the Upper West regions respectively have qualified to play in the National finals of the Milo Under 13 league finals.
David Moyes has resigned as Sunderland manager after the clubâ€™s relegation from the Premier League. He relayed the decision to the clubâ€™s owner, Ellis Short, and chief executive, Martin Bain, at a meeting in London on Monday.
ROME, May 21 (Reuters) - German youngster Alexander Zverev pulled off the biggest win of his career on Sunday when he beat world number two Novak Djokovic 6-4 6-3 to win the Italian Open on Sunday.
Zverev, 20, was on top from the moment that he broke Djokovic in the very first game as he became the youngest winner of a Masters 1000 tournament since the Serb himself in Miami in 2007.
He controlled play from the back of the court with his fluid two-handed backhand and heavy forehand.
Zverev broke again in the third game of the second set and clinched the match with another break in the ninth game.
Djokovic, who has wrestled with injuries and lack of confidence since winning the French Open last June, had looked his old dominant self when he beat Dominic Thiem in Saturday's semi-final but was unable to recapture that form on Sunday. (Writing by Brian Homewood, editing by Pritha Sarkar).
Champions Chelsea became the first English side to register 30 top-flight victories in a 38-game season as they said farewell to captain John Terry with a comfortable Premier League win over bottom club Sunderland.
Real Madrid clinched the LaLiga title for the first time since 2012 with a 2-0 win over Malaga courtesy of goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema, rendering Barcelona's comeback victory against Eibar irrelevant.
Executive Committee Member of the Ghana Football Association Wilfred Osei Kwaku Palmer has rubbished talk that he plans to sabotage the efforts of Black Stars Coach Kwesi Appiah, because of his alleged opposition to the coaches reappointment.
â€œWhen people were calling on me to resign I was laughing it off because I donâ€™t have any intention to sabotage Appiah, we all want the best for the country so there is no way I will do such a thing.â€
It was earlier rumoured that, Palmer was against the idea of Kwesi Appiah being reappointed as the Coach of the Black Stars.
Some reporters were circulating that Palmer contributed to the sacking of Appiah in his first stint.