MARTIN O’Neill has rejected the notion that he will wait until the final throws of the transfer window before landing his summer targets.
O’Neill is eager to have at least some of his new recruits on board by the time Sunderland get their Premier League campaign underway on August 18.
“People have always said I do my shopping late,” he added.
“But I would prefer to have the players in early if it’s possible, but sometimes you can’t do it.
“We could have an acquisition or two before the season starts, that’s very important and certainly I’d want them before the end of August.”