Garth Crooks has raved about West Ham defender Winston Reid.
Everton are reportedly pursuing Croatian teenager Josip Brekalo.
Sheffield Wednesday and Derby County played out a 0-0 draw on Saturday.
Tottenham and Liverpool reportedly want to sign Sofiane Boufal of Lille.
Newcastle United beat Liverpool 2-0 on Sunday in Premier League action.
The pair have 14 goals between them so far this season, helping the promoted side to a top-half position.
The tactic worked perfectly against Hull City, so must be considered the best option going forward.
Michail Antonio made his longest appearance for West Ham at the weekend.
Alan Pardew's men may be playing away from home, but they could well be considered favourites based on their previous trips to Merseyside.
Sunderland have seen an upturn in their form since the appointment of Allardyce.