O'Neill looking to boost attack
Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill has confirmed his priority remains strengthening the team's strikeforce ahead of the new campaign.
The Black Cats have lost the services of Nicklas Bendtner and Asamoah Gyan, and O'Neill is desperate to find experienced replacements as he prepares for his first full season in charge.
O'Neill said: "Undoubtedly, what is focusing my mind more than anything else is the need to strengthen our attacking options.
"We have lost Nicklas Bendtner after his loan, we have lost Asamoah Gyan from our squad list and we need to bring in strikers.
"What I am looking to do is bring in attacking players who have quality and who have more experience than we have now.
"When you look at our squad in terms of attackers, we are short on experience and it's something we need to try to address."
And the Irishman indicated the club could be close to bringing new faces to the Stadium of Light shortly.
"There may be something I can tell you very soon, but I really don't want to say anything until players are actually signed," O'Neill added.