With Tottenham Hotspur planning a January clear out, Sunderland are one of the clubs who could potentially look to benefit from making a bid for some of their up-for-sale stars.
Mousa Dembele and Aaron Lennon have both been told their chances at White Hart Lane will be limited and the Black Cats should seriously consider the possibility of bringing the pair to the North-East.
Gus Poyet has already stated that he knows which positions he wants to upgrade and it is likely that a winger and a central-midfielder will be on his transfer wishlist.
Dembele and Lennon would likely represent two players who could be bargain buys and help move the club away from the bottom three.
Belgian midfielder Dembele may have found his route to the Spurs first-team blocked, but he would likely be a key player for Sunderland.
The former Fulham has been converted into a defensive midfielder at White Hart Lane, but he has shown his attacking quality in the Premier League previously and he could be used in a more creative role at the Stadium of Light.
Dembele has a wonderful ability with the ball at his feet, but he has failed to thrive in North London and a move could see him return to his best.
Lennon, too, has struggled for form badly in recent seasons, but he would have the potential to be a key asset at Sunderland.
The experienced winger has had limited chances to impress at Tottenham and a regular first-team role may be all it takes for him to get back to his best.
Sunderland are desperately lacking in pace and having someone with the speed of Lennon would provide them with a new option.
The former Leeds United man would be able to provide good service to the powerful strike duo, Connor Wickham and Steven Fletcher, from wide areas and it could be a potent combination.
Poyet has kept his cards close to his chest with his targets so far, but Black Cats fans should be hoping that he is considering the possibility of bringing in the Tottenham duo at the next opportunity.