Sunderland have confirmed a bid has been accepted for Younes Kaboul and the player has opened up on his future at the club.
On another day without an arrival in sight, could Sunderland be about to lose a key man?
Sunderland centre-back Younes Kaboul is reportedly close to joining Premier League rivals Watford and Jeremain Lens may be nearing the end of his uneventful year on Wearside.
Another day rolls by with nothing but reports of imminent departures of key defenders rather than imminent arrivals.
Kaboul and Kone, the rocks on which last season's survival was built are both the subjects of fresh transfer rumours and they are not going away. Meanwhile, Liam Bridcutt is finally on his way.
Adnan Januzaj has joined Sunderland on a season-long loan from Manchester United.
Lamine Kone has confirmed that reports surrounding a promised new contract are true.
Sunderland announce their second and third signings of the summer transfer window in the shape of Manchester United youngsters Paddy McNair and Donald Love.
Hours after finishing pre-season with a respectable 1-1 draw against Dortmund, Sunderland announce their first signing of the summer. It is a name and timing from absolutely nowhere. Chelsea's Papy Djilobodji arrives after an £8 million fee was agreed with the London side.
After finally announcing a signing this summer, what can we expect to happen before Sunderland's curtain raiser at the Etihad Stadium kicks off? Something, if we are to believe the papers.