Sunderland are starting to step up their recruitment ahead of next season in League One.

Their new manager, Jack Ross, is hoping to guide the Black Cats to an immediate promotion back to the Championship. The Scottish boss has so far snapped up Reece James, Alim Ozturk, Jon McLaughlin, Dylan McGeouch, Tom Flanagan and Chris Maguire. However, he does not want to stop there and has three more deals in the pipeline, here they are-

Mohamed Eisa, Cheltenham Town- Sunderland have made a seven figure offer for the 23-year-old striker, according to Gloucestershire Live. He is also attracting attention from Peterborough United and Portsmouth. Eisa burst onto the scene in League Two last season after joining Cheltenham from non-league side Greenwich Borough. He managed 23 goals in his debut season in the Football League.

George Evans, Reading- The Championship central midfielder is close to joining the Black Cats, according to the Sunderland Echo. The Manchester City man is set to drop down a division and help to get Sunderland back into the second tier. Evans started his career at the Etihad Stadium but was snapped up by Reading in 2016 after impressing during loan spells at Crewe Alexandra, Walsall and Scunthorpe United.

Ivan Toney, Newcastle United- Sunderland have been linked with a move for their bitter rivals’ young striker, as per a report by the Shields Gazette. The 22-year-old has bags of experience in League One having had loan stints at Barnsley, Shrewsbury Town, Wigan Athletic and Scunthorpe United in the past.