Manchester United defender Di'Shon Bernard made 26 Championship appearances for Hull during the 2021/22 season.

Nine centre-backs Sunderland could try to sign this summer - including Manchester United prospect, Everton youngster and Liverpool man

Sunderland need to bolster their defensive options this summer – with a left-sided centre-back near the top of the club’s priorities.

Saturday, 25th June 2022, 5:08 pm

With Bailey Wright, who has been away on international duty, still yet to sign a new contract on Wearside, Danny Batth is the Black Cats’ only senior centre-back.

Sunderland will therefore need to sign a couple of central defenders in the coming weeks, ideally someone who is agile and demonstrates poise in possession.

The Black Cats could look to the loan market, as they did last season to sign Callum Doyle from Manchester City, or attempt to make permanent signings.

Here are nine players they could look at this summer:

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