Martin O’Neill has knocked back claims that Sunderland are linked with a million and one players in the media, in order to say that the Black Cats priority are strikers.
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, because, 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.”
“There may be something I can tell you very soon, but I really don’t want to say anything until players are actually signed.”