If Leicester City let Leonardo Ulloa leave on loan in January, surely Sunderland will join Aston Villa in the race for a striker they tried to sign a year ago.
The Sunderland midfielder was needlessly sent off against Wolverhampton Wanderers but it could give another player his chance.
Sunderland loanee Wahbi Khazri is finding his form again in Ligue 1 - and has been linked with a return to the Premier League with Everton.
Bournemouth ready to sell Lewis Grabban permanently which should see Wolves move ahead of Aston Villa and Sunderland in the race to sign him.
Sunderland may not be favourites this weekend, but that can no longer be an excuse as their relegation battle drags on.
Sam Allardyce is interested in reuniting with his former Sunderland centre-back Kone at Everton.
Speculation suggests that Bournemouth could re-call Lewis Grabban from Sunderland and sell him to Championship rivals Aston Villa.
Wolverhampton Wanderers and Aston Villa have been linked with Bournemouth-owned Sunderland striker Lewis Grabban, and Thomas Christiansen’s Leeds United should join the chase.
Everton have again been linked with a move for Sunderland centre-back Lamine Kone.
Chris Coleman's Sunderland limited the threat of Wolves on Saturday.
This weekend Chris Coleman's Sunderland pulled off a shocking result when they drew with table-topping Wolves. Now that's done, the real work can begin.
There are several Sunderland players spending the season elsewhere.
This weekend Sunderland will look to cement their change of fortunes under new boss Chris Coleman by beating Reading. But how should they line-up to do that?