Sunderland's first team squad assembled yesterday for the first phase of pre-season training. After continued speculation that some players would refuse to report for duty, who exactly was missing?
Lyle Taylor has set tongues wagging today by departing AFC Wimbledon and suggesting on social media that he's reached agreement with a new club. Word is, that team is not Sunderland.
Didier Ndong was on the brink of joining Torino earlier this month before the plug was pulled on the deal.
Bryan Oviedo is set for a recall to the Costa Rica side this afternoon. The Ticos take on Brazil after the Sunderland defender sat out their World Cup opener against Serbia.
The future of Wahbi Khazri could hold the key to Sunderland future both in the short and long term.
Duane Holmes is thought to have been speaking to Sunderland about a summer move to the Stadium of Light. The Scunthorpe United midfielder is in demand this summer and has been strongly tipped to join Frank Lampard at Derby County.
Despite things looking up since Stewart Donald took over, it is no secret that a majority of the current Sunderland squad want to leave, but but how many of these players would we even want to keep?
After a disastrous season in which Blackburn Rovers fans wet their pants at selling goalkeeper Jason Steele to Sunderland for half-a-million quid, a Premier League club have supposedly offered the Black Cats three-times what Simon Grayson paid for him this time last year.
Toto Nsiala is thought to be interesting Sunderland as the Black Cats seek to restructure the red-and-white defence into one capable of competing in League One.
Bryan Oviedo's omission from Costa Rica's opening World Cup game was notable.