Stokes set for Black Cats
By Chris Stanton
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Anthony Stokes has not ruled out signing for Celtic, but now appears set for Sunderland.
Arsenal striker Anthony Stokes has not ruled out signing for Celtic, but now appears set for Sunderland.
Stokes was widely reported to be on the verge of joining Charlton Athletic, although Stokes has revealed that Sunderland are in pole position to land his signature.
Stokes's goalscoring exploits while on loan to Falkirk have caught the eye of a number of clubs.
Celtic boss Gordon Strachan appears to have switched his targets, although Stokes is adamant The Hoops are not out of the running.
"I was at Celtic and I'm still considering what was put to me then," Stokes told the Daily Record.
"It looks like I could go to Sunderland but I don't know anything for certain yet. We'll see what happens."
A jilted Strachan had said: "I have other players to go for.
"There are a lot of players wanting to come to Celtic and play in the Champions League, win championships and play in front of 60,000 people."