Glasgow Rangers forward Martyn Waghorn has been linked with a move away from Ibrox and to Sunderland in the summer transfer window.
Middlesbrough, Sheffield Wednesday and Norwich City are all among the promotion contenders in the Championship.
After missing out on Derek McInnes, Sunderland are still looking for a new manager - and Kevin Phillips is among the favourites.
The Derby County coach is reportedly keen on taking the manager role at Sunderland.
Sunderland fans are divided over whether Kevin Phillips would be a good choice as David Moyes' successor.
Micky Gray has had a few different opinions on who should replace David Moyes at Sunderland, but now wants to see Derby's first team coach given the job.
Sunderland are looking for a new manager following the resignation of David Moyes.
Sunderland legend Michael Gray has been discussing the possibility of former Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri replacing David Moyes.
The former Sunderland striker suggested his old side could benefit from relegation.
Sunderland are in danger of getting relegated to the Championship at the end of the season.