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.
With David Moyes "hopeful" of adding a batch of new faces before the season starts in six days' time, reported fresh interest in Lee Cattermole looks like it was a distinctly shaky rumour; but would you sell him? Would you release him to make way for an 'upgrade'?
Today’s latest panic on Wearside involves an old favourite of David Moyes.
Everton's interest in Lamine Kone is not going away with Sunderland preparing themselves for a bid reportedly around £18m from Goodison for the Ivorian.
David Moyes' first press conference as Sunderland manager took place this morning. Whilst his words may have provided some encouragement, progress in the transfer market appears to be some days away, if not longer.