Three players who could leave Sunderland on deadline day

Steven Fletcher has been linked with a surprise move to Marseille.
Steven Fletcher has been linked with a surprise move to Marseille.
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Today could be a busy day at Sunderland as Sam Allardyce looks to get his squad in the best shape possible to survive in the Premier League.

Outgoings could be just as prominent as signings, though.

We have already taken a look at three players the Black Cats could bring in today.

However, who may be heading out of the exit door? Here, we look at three candidates...

Steven Fletcher

Fletcher's name is consistently linked with moves away from Sunderland in seemingly every transfer window, but he has not yet been tempted away from the Stadium of Light.

Talk over recent days suggested West Ham United could be interested in the striker, but a move to Upton Park now appears unlikely for the Scot after the Hammers landed Emmanuel Emineke on loan.

However, Fletcher could yet leave Sunderland after French side Marseille reportedly entered the race to sign him.

Get French Football News has suggested Marseille are interested in a loan deal.

Adam Matthews

Matthews has failed to make any sort of impact at Sunderland since joining from Celtic in the summer.

It is thought that he will be allowed to leave on loan today, should the Black Cats land a replacement right-back.

With Mathieu Debuchy and Micah Richards linked with Sunderland, the Welshman could get his move.

Leeds United are one of those who have been linked with him so far.

Jordi Gomez

Another player who seems to have no future under Allardyce is Gomez, who was brought in by Gus Poyet in the summer of 2014.

Allardyce told the midfielder he could find a new club earlier this month, but a move has yet to materialise.

The 30-year-old still has 18 months left on his contract at the Stadium of Light, but it remains to be seen what sort of fee Sunderland would demand.