Sunderland are hoping to conclude deals for midfield pair Yann M’Vila and Leroy Fer in time for the start of the season.
The Black Cats are in advanced talks with Ruben Kazan for France international M’Vila after the 25-year-old has been involved in an acrimonious dispute with the Russian club.
Reports in France that he will undergo a medical with Sunderland tomorrow are thought to be accurate and he should be a Black Cats in time for Saturday’s opening day clash at Leicester.
But they are also looking to bring in Fer on a season-long loan from relegated QPR this week.
Fer has suffered the drop in each of the last two seasons, with Norwich and then QPR, but both clubs splashed out big sums on the Dutch international.
Sunderland are not looking to sign Fer permanently at this stage after QPR spent £8million on him 12 months ago, and it is thought to be just a straightforward loan deal that they are in talks over.
But QPR - who let defender Steven Caulker join Southampton on loan last week - are looking to shift players off their wage bill.
Fer scored at the Stadium of Light last season in QPR’s 2-0 win - one of six goals he managed for the Premier League’s basement boys.
However despite fresh reports, Fenerbahce forward Moussa Sow is not thought to be a player Sunderland are pursuing and neither are the Black Cats looking at Blackburn striker Jordan Rhodes.
Sunderland have been offered the chance to sign Brazilian striker Alexandre Pato, but it is unlikely that they will follow up with a move for the ex-AC Milan man.