Sunderland are keen on selling four of their players this summer.
Dick Advocaat is slowly building a Premier League capable squad, but to do so he has to sell a number of his current players, and a report in the Northern Echo has outlined four players who have been transfer listed.
Liam Bridcutt and Will Buckley are the first pair to be up for sale, and although there are Championship suitors looking at the former, they only want to take him on loan. The Black Cats are keen to sell him permanently, having seen him have little impact since Gus Poyet brought him to the Stadium of Light, but are willing to lower his asking price.
Bridcutt signed for £3 million, and Buckley cost £2.5 million, but Sunderland are looking to make back only a portion of those fees, asking for £2 million for Bridcutt and £1.5 million for the talented winger Buckley.
It is not stated whether any clubs are showing an interest in Buckley, but Derby County and Sheffield Wednesday are both named in the report as having been linked with Bridcutt in recent weeks.
Both strikers are into the last year of their contracts, and Advocaat is keen to remove their large wage packets from the club’s tight financial structure.
The report claims Celtic were looking at Fletcher earlier this summer, and although the Scottish side were willing to match the asking price for him, his high wages ended the chances of any move.