Sunderland have eight Championship games remaining this season – while long-term planning is also taking place at The Academy of Light.
The Black Cats made three new signings in January, including Pierre Ekwah, Joe Anderson and Isaac Lihadji, while forward Joe Gelhardt arrived on loan from Leeds.
Here is when every Sunderland player’s contract is set to expire:
1. Patrick Roberts - Summer of 2024
Sunderland turned down a late bid from Southampton for the winger during this summer’s transfer window. The 26-year-old is likely to attract more interest in January with just a year left on his contract. Photo: Frank Reid
2. Alex Pritchard - Summer of 2024
The 30-year-old looked set to leave Wearside this summer with just a year left on his contract. Pritchard remains a Sunderland player, though, and could still play a key part this season. Photo: Frank Reid
3. Ellis Taylor - Summer of 2024
Following a frustrating loan spell at Hartlepool in the first half of the 2022/23 season, the winger returned to Wearside this year. Taylor, 20, has a year left on his contract after signing a three-year deal at the Stadium of Light in 2021. Photo: Frank Reid
4. Mason Burstow - Summer of 2024 (on loan from Chelsea)
Sunderland completed the signing of 20-year-old striker Burstow on a season-long loan deal from Chelsea on deadline day. Photo: Frank Reid