Sunderland have until 5pm on Friday to finalise their business, with Phil Parkinson still active on several fronts ahead of the deadline.
And with a clear week ahead of him, and a weekend without game having just passed, transfers are a prime focus at the Academy of Light.
So what deals do the Black Cats still want to do before this week’s deadline? We take a look:
THE DEFINITE REQUIREMENTS
It’s no secret that Sunderland have long been in the market for a left-sided defender, and have observed a number of potential options.
Demetri Mitchell spent time on trial at the Academy of Light earlier this summer, while former Burnley youngster Ali Koiki is another name who has reportedly been under consideration by the