Sunderland are set to seal their second winter signing in the early part of next week – but how did their reported targets fare this weekend?
With a host of potential new recruits in action across the weekend, we take a look at how they all performed on another busy weekend in the Premier League and EFL.
Scroll down and click through the pages to see how Bailey Wright, Billy Sharp and others fared – as they continued to be linked with Sunderland:
5. JAMIE MURPHY (RANGERS)
Murphy also didn’t feature against Stranraer, having been linked with both Sunderland and Burton Albion in recent weeks.
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6. GARY MADINE (BLACKPOOL)
Now onto the targets who have already moved elsewhere - Madine made his Blackpool debut at Lincoln City as a second half substitute, but was powerless to stop the Seasiders falling to a 1-0 defeat.
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