Jack Ross continues to look to reshape his Sunderland squad as the new season approaches.
And reports today suggest that the Black Cats are closing in on a deal for a Liverpool youngster - who will initially join up with the club's under-23 squad.
Liam Millar, a Canadian international, is set to make the move to the Stadium of Light having impressed under the guidance of Steven Gerrard in the Reds' youth squads.
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Roker Report revealed that the 19-year-old is set to join the club as Sunderland's new owners look to snap up some promising youngsters.
Charlie Methven claimed that better use could be made of the club's Category One academy status - and signings such as this suggest that youthful additions are a priority for the new ownership.
Meanwhile, two potential Sunderland outgoing deals could have hit complications.
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Reports from Yahoo Sport France suggest that Wahbi Khazri's exit may have encountered a hiccup - although the deal still looks likely to be completed.
The Tunisian international looks set for a move to AS Saint-Etienne, but it was suggested that the contract offer verbally tabled to Khazri differs to the one presented to him by the Ligue 1 club.
Nonetheless, it is believed that the deal is still likely to be completed.
Elsewhere, Turkish club Trabzonspor are not interested in Sunderland defender Papy Djilobodji.
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Özkan Sumer, the club's general coordinator said: "We are not interested in stopper Papy Djilobodji, contrary to the claims made in the British press."
It had been suggested that the side were keen on a deal for Djilobodji and his teammate, Didier Ndong.