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Sunderland handed huge boost in hopes of signing duo from Premier League side

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Sunderland have received a transfer boost after Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe confirmed that Lewis Grabban and Marc Wilson, who are reported to be targets of the Black Cats, are expected to leave the club this summer.

The duo have not managed to establish himself within the first team of the Cherries and underwent loan spells last season.

“I think there is a good chance both players may look to leave the football club in this window,” the 39-year-old told the Daily Echo.

“Obviously, I have to make some difficult choices and work with the players I feel are going to participate during our season. Unfortunately, I’m going to have to make some tough calls.”

This news will now open the opportunity for Sunderland to swoop as they prepare for life in the Championship.

Grabban previously managed to shine and netted 35 goals for Bournemouth during his first stint with the club between 2012-2014. However since returning to the club in 2016 from Norwich City, he has failed to score a goal.

Since arriving at Bournemouth from Stoke last year, Wilson has not even featured once in the Premier League for the Cherries – with Howe seemingly not a fan of his style of play. The experienced duo may be good additions to the Black Cats as they look to rebuild their club.