During an appearance on talkSPORT today, Sunderland chairman Stewart Donald admitted he will have to bring in another half a dozen players before the season starts.
Despite making a number of appearances during preseason, it looks like Sunderland are still keen to get rid of Lee Cattermole, but his extraordinary wages are proving a stumbling block in their bid to sell him on.
Now wait, I know it sounds bad. But it's not. Sunderland will still have the biggest budget in the league, potentially more than double that of the next best.
Not so long ago it was an absolute chore writing about Sunderland.
Another day, another public play out of a transfer bid. It's all getting a bit weird at Sunderland right now.
Wahbi Khazri says the presence of Yann M'Vila at Saint-Etienne was a big reason he opted to sign for Les Verts.
There are literally no reasons to be concerned about Callum McManaman leaving.
A deal for George Evans to join Sunderland has been delayed by the devil in the detail.
Kilmarnock's Jordan Jones is being lined up to join Sunderland.
Sunderland have spent a long time in the doldrums. Too long. But there has been lots to be proud of as it finally feels like it's slowly turning around.