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Sunderland dealt blow in Daniel Jebbison pursuit

Sunderland have been dealt a major blow in their bid to bring Daniel Jebbison to the Stadium of Light this summer.

What’s the talk?

That’s according to a report by The Sun, who claim that Sheffield United are now considering the possibility of sending the centre-forward to Belgium, with Jupiler Pro League side Beerschot thought to be interested in the 18-year-old.

The report goes on to state that the Black Cats are still hopeful of clinching a deal for the England U18 international, although it is now thought that the Blades coaching team feels that a move abroad would benefit the youngster more than a move to the Stadium of Light.

Finally, it is claimed that Doncaster Rovers and Burton Albion are also interested in a loan deal for Jebbison, although the fight for the striker’s signature is said to primarily be between Sunderland and Beerschot.

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Louis-Dreyfus will be fuming

Considering just how close it appeared Sunderland were to landing the signing of the Sheffield United centre-forward this summer, with the player being in attendance for the club’s final pre-season fixture against Hull City, should Jebbison indeed secure a move to Belgium rather than linking up with Lee Johnson’s side, it would undoubtedly leave Kyril Louis-Dreyfus fuming.

Indeed, while the 18-year-old does not exactly boast a wealth of experience in the EFL – or in any division, for that matter – he would nevertheless appear to be something of a coup for the Mackems, as he very much seems to possess an extraordinary amount of potential.

Having burst onto the scene by scoring the winner in a 1-0 victory over Everton towards the back end of last season – a goal that saw the £900k-rated man become the youngest-ever player to score on their first start in the Premier League – it was reported that the likes of Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Manchester United and Chelsea all added the striker to their shortlist of potential transfer targets this summer.

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Who is the player?

As such, it is somewhat surprising that Slavisa Jokanovic appears to be happy to sanction the temporary departure of the man Micah Richards dubbed a “fantastic” talent, as he could prove to be a very useful player for the Blades in their Championship campaign this season.

However, this is not something that should concern Sunderland, with it appearing highly advisable for Louis-Dreyfus to do everything in his power to beat Beerschot to the signing of the youngster – as he could well prove the difference between the Black Cats securing promotion and remaining a League One side come next summer.

In other news: Get it done: KLD must sanction SAFC summer swoop for “brilliant” £360k-rated dynamo

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