Saints ace Long, now holder of the quickest Premier League goal, joins another exclusive club featuring Niall Quinn, Robbie Keane and Damien Duff.
The former Manchester City striker has been impressed with Rice since his West Ham United breakthrough.
Niall Quinn has denied he will be heading a consortium looking to buy Sunderland from Ellis Short.
Niall Quinn says he will not be fronting a consortium planning a takeover at Sunderland.
Sunderland legend Niall Quinn has been linked with a move to rescue his struggling former club.
There is a suggestion that the former player, manager, chairman and owner could return to Sunderland, and that could only be a good move.
Niall Quinn could be gearing up for a shock return to Sunderland.
Newcastle have been linked with a whole host of strikers this month.
Niall Quinn's commentary for the Sunderland v Manchester United game was less than popular among some Reds fans.
Niall Quinn has predicted that Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City and Liverpool will finish in the Premier League's top four.
Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren has played an important role for Jurgen Klopp's side in recent weeks.
Leeds United reportedly want Matej Vydra of Burnley.
The Glasgow Rangers winger is back in training for Steven Gerrard and his Ibrox charges - cue delight from Gers fans on Twitter.
The Leeds United linked Ayala is one of seven senior Middlesbrough players who could leave on free transfers next summer.
Hector Bellerin has been at Arsenal since 2011.
Matej Vydra hasn't started a Premier League game for Sean Dyche all season but he could drag Leeds United to the Championship title.
Tottenham Hotspur striker Lucas Moura's relationship with Mauricio Pochettino had reportedly become strained.
Tottenham Hotspur defender Jan Vertonghen is set to miss out on featuring against West Ham United.
Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn is more important for Scotland than Callum McGregor, James Forrest, Ryan Christie, Ryan Jack, Andy Robertson and Kieran Tierney, says Barry Ferguson.
Nicolas Pepe has struggled since joining Arsenal, with the forward finding life difficult in the Premier League so far.