Sunderland chief issues updates on incoming transfers and Wahbi Khazri

Stewart Donald has moved to reassure fans
Stewart Donald has moved to reassure fans

Sunderland owner Stewart Donald has moved to reassure fans over the club's lack of transfer activity.

A number of fans have grown frustrated with Sunderland still yet to seal their first signing of the summer.

That's not to say they haven't been interested in players - with forward Florian Kamberi a target before his switch to Hibernian was confirmed yesterday.

Likewise, Jason Naismith was reportedly a name under consideration before he was snapped up by League One rivals Peterborough.

But Donald has moved to reassure fans concerns over the lack of activity.

He has confirmed that a number of targets have been identified with several bids in place, while plenty of the window still remains.

Replying to a fan on Twitter, the Sunderland owner said: "I would be pretty sure at this stage of the transfer window less than 10 percent of player signings have been made - there are still lots of players on holiday and hundreds still available.

"The player movements will start soon I am sure. We have offers out and lots of targets!"

The Sunderland owner also wasn't entertaining rumours of a loan bid for Wahbi Khazri.

Khazri, who spent last season with Stade Rennais, has been linked with a loan switch to Besiktas.

But Donald insists that unless the club's valuation for a permanent transfer is met, he will be going nowhere.

In another tweet, he added: "Unless we get a decent fee he will be back here playing!!"

Meanwhile, Sunderland have been handed a home tie against Sheffield Wednesday in the first round of the Carabao Cup.

The Black Cats will entertain the Championship side on week commencing August 13.