Sunderland have been linked with a move for Argentina international Eduardo Salvio.
New boss David Moyes is thought to be prioritising a new striker, as well as a centre-half and right-back, as he looks to make a breakthrough in the transfer market.
However, reports in Portugal today have credited Sunderland with an interest in Benfica wideman Salvio, despite the 26-year-old just penning a new contract.
Benfica would want around £20million for Salvio though, which would immediately raise question marks, with Moyes thought to be operating on a limited budget.
Meanwhile, teenage striker Joel Asoro has been reflecting on his eye-catching impact during his first Sunderland start last night.
Asoro, 17, scored one and made another in Sunderland's 3-2 win over Dijon after being handed the opportunity to lead the line in the absence of the injured Jermain Defoe.
“You don’t always get opportunities like this so I’m happy I took it and even happier I scored,” he said.
"They (the fans) probably hadn’t heard of me before kick-off, but they have now.”
Sunderland have around 500 supporters out in France for their week-long stay on the banks of Lake Geneva.
And the Black Cats' away allocation for their Premier League opener at Manchester City has now sold out.