Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce is keen to secure some new faces as quickly as possible as he bids to strengthen his side.
Allardyce ensured the Black Cats retained their Premier League status with a game to spare last season but the former Bolton and West Ham boss hopes the next campaign is not one spent fighting the drop.
The Sunderland manager is keen to secure some of his targets early in the transfer window, and revealed he will not be heading to any Euro 2016 matches this summer as he is focused on bolstering his squad.
“IÂ’ll be watching Euro 2016 on the TV,” he said, as reported by The Northern Echo. “I’m not actually going out there. IÂ’m busy trying to improve the squad.
“The end of the season was a great relief for us all at Sunderland. My job now is to strengthen the squad as much as possible to make sure weÂ’re not fighting relegation again.”
It is understood that Sunderland submitted a bid in the region of Â£11million for West Ham’s Diafra Sakho over the weekend but they may have to return with an improved offer.