We take a look at four players who could be headed for the Stadium of Light exit in the January transfer window.
Gus Poyet is expected to make a number of additions at Sunderland in the January transfer window.
The Uruguayan boss has targeted at least four new players, according to reports, with an injection of quality wanted to help the side move up the Premier League table.
However, in order to buy, he may be required to offload some members of his first-team squad to clear room and raise funds.
In this piece we take a look at four Sunderland players who could be shown the exit door at the Stadium of Light in the new year.
Mavrias's only appearances this season have been with the Greek national side, with Gus Poyet continuing to exclude him from the first-team set-up at Sunderland.
Mavrias was signed from Panathinaikos for £3 million last summer, but he has failed to make any sort of impact at the Black Cats.
A once highly rated teenager, Poyet will be hoping that his past reputation will be enough to attract potential suitors' interests in January because he has hardly been in the shop window recently.
The Sunderland striker's persistent inability to hit the back of the net means that he is likely to be relinquished in 2015.
Altidore has been given time to adapt to English football by Poyet, but he still has just one Premier League goal to his name.
With Poyet expected to sign a striker in the upcoming transfer window, he could be the man allowed to go to make space for the new addition.
The powerful midfielder has become the forgotten man at Sunderland after playing just once since arriving last season.
Cabral was expected to add bite to the midfield in the North East, but he has barely been seen at the club.
Sunderland tried to sell Cabral in the summer, but a lack of interest meant that he has stayed and they will be hoping that a similar problem does not occur in January.
Currently on a loan spell to Wolverhampton Wanderers, Danny Graham's Sunderland career has been coming to an end for some time now.
Graham has stuggled to find any sort of form on Wearside and it would be best for both parties to find him a new home.
The 29-year-old has already scored once on his temporary spell at Molineux, which lasts until December 31st, and Sunderland will be hoping that he continues this goalscoring form to attract more teams.