Sunderland recently picked up their first home win in almost a year with victory over Fulham, lifting Chris Coleman’s side out of the relegation zone.
The former Wales boss has installed a new sense of belief at the club, and there now exists a real hope that the Black Cats can avoid the drop under the guidance of the retired defender.
January is a huge month for the club, and new faces are needed if the club are to continue their resurgence.
However the club are penniless, and Coleman will have to sell if he is to buy.
Defender Lamine Kone is likely to be the first out the door, with the Ivorian set to fetch big money on the market.
Coleman must find a replacement for the centre-half however, and should target at least one of this trio when the window opens…