Sunderland are still licking their wounds following more play-off heartbreak in 2020/21.
Lee Johnson’s side were beaten over two legs by Lincoln City in the League One play-offs, leaving them facing a fourth consecutive year plying their trade in English Football’s third-tier.
There’s little time to dwell, though, with Sunderland needing to dust themselves down and be prepared to go again.
Pre-season will be just around the corner and there’s plenty of work to do in the transfer window.
We opt to take a look at the latest transfer news filtering out of the Stadium of Light over the last 24 hours:
Sanderson excelled on loan with Sunderland last season in League One, with the Wolves man really developing at centre-back.
There is, though, not much hope of a future for the 21-year-old at Molineux, which brings Sunderland back into contention to re-sign him.
As per The Northern Echo, Sunderland will be willing to meet the £2m valuation that Wolves have place on his head this summer.
Sheffield United are noted as long-term admirers, whilst Huddersfield Town and Birmingham City consider him an option.
One to watch, then.
Boro keeping tabs on duo
Sunderland remain in the dark over the future of Denver Hume and Charlie Wyke, who are both out of contract this summer.
Hume has been offered terms, whilst talks were ongoing with Wyke swiftly after Sunderland were knocked out of the play-offs.
Football League World revealed yesterday that Boro see Hume as an option to come in and bolster their defensive ranks in any event of Dael Fry moving on, whilst Neil Warnock is also keen on Wyke.
Wyke scored 26 goals last season in League One.