The Black Cats survived by the skin of their teeth last season under Sam Allardyce.
Leeds United manager Garry Monk is set to take his team on a tour of Ireland later today.
Newcastle United boast a frightening squad at Championship level.
Rangers right-back James Tavernier scored an impressive 15 goals last term.
Tottenham Hotspur appear to be closing in on a move for the prolific forward.
Leicester City have been linked with Nikola Kalinic.
Newcastle United got relegated from the Premier League at the end of last season.
The winger is currently on loan with the Scottish Premiership side.
Crystal Palace have been busy in the transfer market this summer.
Hull City and Stoke City have been linked with Tottenham Hotspur’s Ryan Mason.