Sunderland legend Michael Gray has been discussing the possibility of former Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri replacing David Moyes.
The Manchester United striker has been tipped for a return to former club Everton this summer.
Sunderland's Defoe was strongly linked with a return to his former club West Ham United.
The Everton boss has been linked with a move to Barcelona.
The Black Cats signed free agent Lescott this week.
Sunderland-owned Fenerbahce winger Jeremain Lens played well against Manchester United in the Europa League on Thursday.
The former Sunderland favourite believes the Mackems should be targeting 15 points from their next nine games.
The former Sunderland man has made a prediction about Newcastle United.
Sunderland host Arsenal this weekend at the Stadium of Light.
The Sunderland fan and former Mackems player believes Newcastle United will break the Championship's 100-point mark.