Jamie McCart – a transfer target for Sunderland – and Shaun Rooney have been subject to transfer bids according to St Johnstone manager Callum Davidson.

Both players are St Johnstone legends following key roles in a historic League Cup and Scottish Cup double last season. Interest has mounted, bids received and rejected for Rooney while similar has arose for McCart, Sunderland prominently linked. Davidson says Saints have knocked back offers for both players.

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Sunderland want St Johnstone defender McCart. (Photo by Craig Foy / SNS Group via Getty Images)

(DR): “It’s understandable that there is interest in some of my players after such a successful season. It’s a big compliment to the players I have here for playing at a really good level. I was braced for all this after the Scottish Cup final win over Hibs. Any club that enjoys success attracts interest in their players.

“It is the same on different levels with the likes of Rangers, Celtic, Aberdeen and Hibs. I’d rather have interest in my players than nothing at all. It shows we must be doing something right. We have had a couple of offers for two of our players – Jamie and Shaun – but nothing to make us think seriously about them.”

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