Sunderland AFC transfers: Your new-look XI if gossip is true - including Leeds United, RB Leipzig and Birmingham City men - gallery

How Sunderland’s starting XI and squad could look like next season if some of the transfer rumours turn out to be true.

Sunderland finished the season in 16th position meaning the club’s recruitment team will already be looking ahead to the summer transfer window.

The Black Cats were tracking several players during the January transfer window and are bound to be linked with more names in the coming months. For fun, following recent speculation, we’ve put together a possible Sunderland starting XI and bench if the rumours turn out to be true:

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