Jermain Defoe of Rangers celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Livingston at Ibrox Stadium.
Jermain Defoe of Rangers celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Livingston at Ibrox Stadium.

The 16 transfer and contract deals Sunderland could conclude in the summer - if the gossip is true

The transfer rumours have already begun despite Sunderland’s season not yet being over.

Wednesday, 5th May 2021, 12:29 pm

Sunderland remain unsure as to which division they will be playing in next season.

But with the League One play-offs now secured for Lee Johnson’s side, they have already been linked with a host of summer transfers and contract deals.

There have been several players touted as potential signings for the Black Cats, while some players could well head for the exit door as they gain some admiring glances from elsewhere.

And then there are the loan players, whose futures remain uncertain with a number of clubs thought to be eyeing summer moves.

So what deals could get done at the Stadium of Light this summer, in terms of both incomings and outgoings?

We take a look at all the potential signings and departures that have been rumoured so far – and the competition that Sunderland could face.

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