Talk of George Honeyman leaving Sunderland has gone quiet in recent weeks, but the 23-year-old could still leave Wearside before the transfer window shuts a week on Thursday.
The last time we added a 'whoop whoop' to a headline, we were told George Evans was a done deal. Ok so it never happened - but it very nearly did until Sunderland walked away. This time it's Charlie Wyke.
A report in Spain suggest Bryan Oviedo has been offered to a Spanish second division side on loan with Sunderland paying half his wages.
On the afternoon of another potentially wasteful trip to the banks of the murky Tees, it is perhaps the ideal opportunity to give a Sunderland perspective from a fan not brought up in the immediate area.
Sunderland are desperate to land a striker this week and are pursuing two Premier League hit men.
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.