There is going to be plenty of pressure on Phil Parkinson and the Sunderland players this season. The Black Cats are understandably favourites for promotion. It makes what is done in the transfer window and on the training ground ahead of the new season, even more important even with the takeover saga in the background.
League One rivals have already strengthened and every day clubs up and down the country are looking to do business or being linked with a new signing or moving players on.
Simply scroll down and click through the pages to view the very latest transfer news and rumours from around the web – and don’t forget to check back tomorrow for more of the same.
1. Sunderland target on future
Demetri Mitchell has spoken about his need to play regular first-team football following his exit from Manchester United. The left-side ace, who starred on loan at Hearts, has been on trial with the Black Cats. He hasn't played sifor 18 months. (Evening News)
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2. Hull edge closer to Doc
Hull City are on the verge of signing Greg Docherty from Rangers. The deal all but hinges on a medical which will likely be passed with Docherty one of the fittest players in Scotland. He will sign a three-year deal with the deal reported to be worth £400k. (Various)
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3. Former MK Dons star on the move
Ex-MK Dons ace Dylan Asonganyi has made the switch to Oxford United to work under Karl Robinson. The teenager, who spent time on loan at Maidenhead United, has signed a one-year deal. (BBC)
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4. Pompey linked with duo
Portsmouth have been linked with key deals to sign Lef Davis from Leeds United and Liverpool’s Ben Woodburn. Davis is a 20-year-old left-back, while Woodburn is a Welsh international who can play in midfield. (Various)
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