The Newcastle manager has been encouraged by the response of stars such as Georginio Wijnaldum and Jonjo Shelvey.
Aston Villa will be playing in the Championship next season.
Kolo Toure is out of contract in the summer and it has been widely expected he would leave Liverpool.
Liverpool have been linked with investment, but do Leeds need it far more?
The Everton star is out of contract this summer.
The towering centre forward believes Tottenham were his team’s toughest opponents this year.
Sunderland will take on Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday.
The Frenchman ended up signing for Newcastle United instead.
Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City dominate, but stars from Manchester United and West Ham United make the cut.
The Argentinian endured a difficult start to life in the Premier League.