SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Alex Neil of Sunderland reacts after the Sky Bet League One Play-Off Semi Final 1st Leg match between Sunderland and Sheffield Wednesday at Stadium of Light on May 06, 2022 in Sunderland, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

The 11 free agents from Premier League clubs that Sunderland could sign - including ex-Leeds United, Liverpool and Everton men

Sunderland have started their Championship campaign well since promotion from League One.

The Black Cats drew 1-1 with Coventry City at the Stadium of Light on the opening day of the season. Alex Neil’s side then backed that up with a come-from-behind 3-2 win over Bristol City at Ashton Gate.

Sunderland took the lead inside four minutes when debutant Ellis Simms, on loan from Everton, opened the scoring. The hosts drew level six minutes later through Andi Weimann, before Chris Martin put the Robins ahead.

Simms then added a second, allowing Ross Stewart to head home the winner 18 minutes from time. The Wearsiders remain active in the transfer market and are eyeing additions before the window closes.

Here, we take a look at some of the free agents released by Premier League clubs this summer that are available to Sunderland and their rivals before the window slams shut next month:

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