According to a report in the Sunderland Echo, Sunderland are already in talks to sign Tottenham Hotspur defender DeAndre Yedlin.
The American international impressed on a loan spell at Sunderland last season, leading to talk that Sam Allardyce could launch a bid to sign the 22-year-old on a permanent deal this summer.
Sunderland are keen to bring Yedlin to the Stadium of Light on a permanent basis, but at the moment the discussions are over another loan deal.
Sunderland want to sign Yedlin for another 12 months, and have a clause in the deal which allows them to sign the rapid wide-man for a pre agreed price next summer.
The Wearsiders do not want to overspend on the defender, however, and the transfer could come down to how much Tottenham want for Yedlin.
Spurs are known for looking to maximise the amount of money they get for players that leave White Hart Lane, with owner Daniel Levy a tough negotiator.
Yedlin does not appear to have a route into Tottenham first-team as things stand, with Kyle Walker and Kieran Trippier both ahead of him in the pecking order.