The former Celtic man has been discussing the summer signing.
Emanuele Giaccherini left Sunderland to sign a loan deal with Bologna.
Newcastle United are looking to end this season with a trophy and a top-eight finish.
Considering a player who could have been a superb signing for Tottenham Hotspur if they had made a move.
The Aston Villa striker is only bettered in terms of total headers by the man he replaced, who joined Liverpool this summer.
Former Liverpool striker Ian Rush has made a bold statement over his old side.
Paul Merson says Crystal Palace signing former Wolves winger Bakary Sako for free was the coup of the summer.
Kevin Phillips is glad to see Fabio Borini return to Sunderland - but highlighted one major concern.
Paul Merson suggests little can be gained from assessing new Southampton Virgil van Dijk because the standard of opposition Celtic faced was so poor.
West Ham boss Slaven Bilic was reportedly unable to persuade Simone Zaza to join the club despite his best efforts.
Manchester City centre back Martin Demichelis played under Louis van Gaal at Bayern Munich, and has launched a shock criticism over thte Dutchman.
Hugo Almeida looks unlikely to leave Istanbul for QPR - or any club for that matter.
Arsenal take on Aston Villa on Saturday, with some of the Gunners' players having plenty to prove.