Imagine intentionally reuniting Darron Gibson and Callum McManaman with James Vaughan. Wigan are supposedly planning to do just that.
It’s been an unusually quiet few days on Wearside, a chance to catch our breath. Or, ignore what’s going on because it’s coming home.
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.
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.
Rumours this morning suggest both Joel Asoro and George Honeyman are keen to leave Sunderland this summer, as does Paddy McNair.
Nothing screams we've got no money quite like signing a past-it centre back who was arguably the biggest part of Aston Villa's embarrassment during 2015/16 season. Lambasted for laziness and greediness, Mr Fans Favourite himself Joleon Lescott looks a dead cert to sign for Sunderland.
Where would Sunderland be without the January transfer window? Without Kone, Khazri and Kirchhoff it would not have been a pretty ending.
[[content.stanza]]Reports continue to suggest that Sunderland have to sell before they can buy, owin
Christmas is on the horizon, but many fans will already be looking beyond it to the January transfer window. Sunderland can strengthen their squad with just a few key additions.