Report: Lee Cattermole ‘most likely’ to agree new Sunderland deal, Stoke rule out summer move

Cattermole’s contract expires next season, and there were rumours that Stoke would be looking at signing him.

As per a report in the Sunderland Echo, 27-year-old midfielder Cattermole is listed as being ‘most likely’ to sign a new deal this summer, after Stoke dropped their interest in the midfielder.

The same report references a £5 million approach which the Potters put forward in January 2014, with the deal set to be completed before Sunderland pulled out at the last minute on transfer deadline day.

It was then suggested, as mentioned in the same article, that Mark Hughes’ side would reignite their interest this summer, and were preparing a new offer with Cattermole’s deal running down at the end of next season, meaning that the Black Cats could be forced to sell.

Sunderland themselves were holding off rewarding Cattermole with a new contract, with their Premier League status not yet secured, although the 27-year-old has been one of few standout performers for the Black cats this term in his 24 appearances.

However, it is now being reported that Cattermole is expected to be offered a new deal in the coming weeks, and is the ‘most likely’ to agree to an extension.

Danny Graham, Steven Fletcher and Adam Johnson’s futures are all uncertain, and are expected to leave the club after making minimal impacts, with Cattermole the only player with an expiring contract set to receive a new deal.

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