Sam Allardyce says he was surprised by Marseille's late interest in striker Steven Fletcher but had no hesitation in sanctioning the transfer.
Liverpool will be looking to get back to winning ways when they host Sunderland at Anfield in the Premier League on Saturday.
Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce saw plenty of positives despite his team slumping to a 1-0 defeat to Manchester City at the Stadium of Light on Tuesday.
Sergio Aguero ensured Manchester City kept their title challenge on track with a first-half winner against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on Tuesday.
Olympique de Marseille have announced the signing of striker Steven Fletcher until the end of the season, when his contract with Sunderland will expire.
Sunderland can expect a stern test of their Premier League survival prospects when title hopefuls Manchester City visit the Stadium of Light on Tuesday night.
Sporting CP have completed the signing of Sebastian Coates on loan from Sunderland until the end of the season.
Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce has bolstered his defensive options in the fight against relegation with the capture of Lamine Kone from Lorient.
It was honours even at the Stadium of Light as Sunderland and Bournemouth played out a tightly-contested 1-1 draw on Saturday afternoon.
Sunderland will be looking to bounce back from a heavy defeat when they welcome Bournemouth to the Stadium of Light in the Premier League on Saturday.
Jan Kirchhoff endured a debut to forget as his introduction saw Sunderland collapse to a 4-1 defeat at Tottenham.
Tottenham Hotspur will be looking to bounce back from a disappointing midweek result when they host Sunderland at White Hart Lane in the Premier League on Saturday.
Sunderland have completed the signing of Senegalese striker Dame N'Doye on loan from Trabzonspor until the end of the season.
Jermain Defoe netted an excellent hat-trick as Sunderland beat Swansea 4-2 in a controversial encounter at the Liberty Stadium on Wednesday night.
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- Defoe double puts Villans to the sword
- Allardyce sets Sunderland survival target
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- Allardyce bemoans 'lucky goal' for Reds
- Benteke punishes Sunderland
- Sunderland linked with out-of-favour Kirchhoff
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- Manchester City blitz Sunderland
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- Lens considering Wearside exit
- Chelsea come good against Sunderland
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- Allardyce 'shocked' by Mourinho sacking
- Allardyce calls for winter break in England
- Watford add to Black Cats' woes
- Sunderland v Watford
- Arsenal make hard work of Sunderland win
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