Sunderland's most expensive XI arguably proves that spending money certainly does not guarantee success.
Sunderland and Aston Villa are both expected to be busy during the transfer window.
Tottenham Hotspur defender Kyle Walker reportedly earns just £10,000 per week more than Sunderland midfielder Jack Rodwell does.
Jack Rodwell says that he is already focusing on next season at Sunderland.
Jack Rodwell joined Sunderland from Manchester City in the summer of 2014.
Players from Chelsea and Cardiff City feature on the list, as Sunderland look to bounce back from their relegation disappointment.
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Sunderland are currently sat seven points adrift of safety in the Premier League standings.