Reports in Turkey claim Trabzonspor have made an offer of 7-million-euros for Lamine Kone while SM Caen are said to be in talks with a man called "Kone".
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.
A report in Spain suggest Bryan Oviedo has been offered to a Spanish second division side on loan with Sunderland paying half his wages.
Sunderland are desperate to land a striker this week and are pursuing two Premier League hit men.
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.
Another day, another public play out of a transfer bid. It's all getting a bit weird at Sunderland right now.
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.