Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce says he is focused on securing some major signings for the club as he looks to strengthen his squad.
The Black Cats boss wants to add to a squad that finished fourth from bottom in the Premier League last season but they are yet to make any big moves in the summer market.
Allardyce says he will be looking for the big signings to come in first and then he will be able to add his free transfers and loan signings at a later date.
He told the Gazette: “I have not signed any of the free transfers or loan players just yet, because that can be done later on. I’m basically focusing on the top players that I need for the team this year and waiting patiently for those.
“Let’s do that first, rather than taking a player here or there, who might be a good one, but we want to get those who can go straight into the team and make an impact.
“Then we’ll look around after that and see what we need to bolster the squad and challenge the players that are already here.”