With just a fortnight left until the transfer window slams shut, Sunderland and their League One rivals are keen to strengthen.
But the Black Cats could face competition from Bradford City for one of their rumoured targets - but a move to any club still hangs in the balance.
Elsewhere, the are updates on a host of other teams from around the third tier as transfer activity hots up.
Here's the rumours doing the rounds today:
Sunderland could face competition from Bradford City for striker Billy Sharp. The experienced frontman could be allowed to leave Sheffield United on loan this summer - but any potential deal will depend upon whether the Blades are able to source a replacement themselves (Yorkshire Post)
Midfielder Brad Potts has been the subject of a £500,000 bid from an unnamed Championship side, but has been turned down by Barnsley (HITC)
Portsmouth boss Kenny Jackett is considering his midfield options with two key players injured. Pompey have been linked with moves for Newcastle's Sean Longstaff and Middlesbrough's Marcus Tavernier this summer (The News, Portsmouth)
Striker Jack Marriott has left Peterborough and signed for Derby in a deal which could rise to £5m, while Luton Town will benefit from a sell-on clause (Dunstable Today)
Doncaster Rovers defender Tyler Garratt is set to train with another club as he looks to seal a move away from the Keepmoat Stadium (The Star, Sheffield)
Defensive duo Tomas Egert and Tom Brewitt are still on trial with Walsall as Dean Keates looks for reinforcements at the back (Express & Star)
Barnsley are set to sign defensive midfielder Kenneth Dougall from Sparta Rotterdam, with the Australian close to completing a move (BBC Sheffield)