Blackburn Rovers sold talismanic striker Jordan Rhodes to Middlesbrough in January, but manager Paul Lambert believes they are now a stronger team.
The Sunderland boss doesn't like more narrow defeats over narrow wins.
Flanagan's current deal runs out in the summer.
Despite the departure of Jermaine Jones, the Revs go into the new season as one of the league's most intriguing teams.
Sky Sports have spoken to Massimo Cellino, and Steve Evans appears set to stay at Leeds United.
Here he is how we predict Newcastle United and Stoke City will line up this week:
Bristol City's hopes of signing Nathan Baker on a permanent deal will be scuppered by Villa's relegation.
West Ham take on Tottenham in the Premier League on Wednesday.
Everton are ready to make a move for Alfonso Pedraza.
Brighton & Hove Albion won against Leeds United in the Championship on Monday evening.
Welcome to this morning's transfer roundup. This edition features 'Arsenal looking at William Carvalho?' and 'Juan Cuadrado linked to Juventus again' plus more, so delve in below.
Thierry Henry spoke glowingly of Chilean superstar Alexis Sanchez.
Forgotten Liverpool defender impressed for Portugal up against Tottenham and England's Harry Kane.