Cyrus Christie could leave Derby County on a free transfer and Sunderland may be well placed to make him one of their first summer signings.
Middlesbrough and Sunderland will both aim to bounce back at the first time of asking and signing Tammy Abraham and Aaron Mooy would give them a boost.
Blackburn Rovers winger Connor Mahoney looks certain to leave but will he choose Sunderland over Barnsley?
Richmond Boakye's bizarre career could take another twist with a move to Sunderland while Fabio Borini, Jermain Defoe and co look set to leave.
Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford is reportedly on the radar of RB Leipzig.
After suffering relegation with Aston Villa last season, Joleon Lescott is set to repeat the trick with Sunderland
Hibernian goalscorer Jason Cummings has reportedly attracted interest from Rangers and Sunderland - he's certainly prolific enough to make the grade.
Newcastle United, Sunderland and Derby County are all reportedly in the chase for Ipswich Town's wondergoal specialist Tom Lawrence
Bristol City talisman Tammy Abraham just can't stop scoring - and he'd be an inspired replacement for Jermain Defoe at Sunderland.
Sunderland are reportedly ready to let Will Buckley leave - and it appears unlikely that he will stay at Sheffield Wednesday.
With Sunderland seemingly set for relegation to the Championship, should David Moyes be sacked? Or will the club show faith in him for next season?
After signalling his intent to remain in the Premier League to prolong his international career, could Jermain Defoe trade Sunderland for Newcastle United?
The Sunderland manager has been discussing the example players like Jermain Defoe and Jordan Pickford have set for youngster's ambitions of playing for England.