The Manchester United midfielder was 'fantastic' to deal with for the Saints.
The Black Cats travel to Norwich City in Saturday's early kick-off knowing defeat could spell the end of their Premier League status.
Stars from Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City, Manchester United and even Leicester City could have also been on the list.
The former Liverpool man knows all about comebacks after Istanbul in 2005...
The former Villa defender and outsider candidate for the manager's job says the club will be there to be shot at next season.
Liverpool completed a miraculous comeback to beat Borussia Dortmund.
Leeds United and Reading go head-to-head this weekend.
The Tottenham Hotspur midfielder doesn't sound too keen on turning out in the colours of his side's rivals.
The businessman has been discussing West Ham and the Olympic Stadium.
The midfielder-turned-pundit has implored Roberto Martinez to "show bottle" and rest his major stars against Southampton and Liverpool ahead of Wembley clash.
West Ham United vice-chairman Karren Brady has been discussing the club's big move for Portugal midfielder William Carvalho.
Tottenham are keen on former Manchester City youngster Denis Suarez.
Leeds United have completed the signing of Bryce Hosannah, who will link up with their under-23 squad.
Tottenham Hotspur are attempting to sign Celta Vigo midfielder Pape Cheikh Diop.
Tottenham face Chelsea this weekend.
Leeds United were unable to beat Fulham in Championship action at Elland Road last night.
Newcastle are reportedly keen on Genoa's Diego Laxalt.
Dowell will spend the 2017-18 campaign on loan to Nottingham Forest from Everton.
Swansea City are said to want the Celtic midfielder as a replacement for the Everton-bound Gylfi Sigurdsson.
Liverpool lead Tottenham Hotspur in the race to sign Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez, according to the bookies.