Sunderland had a bid rejected for Parma winger Jonathan Biabiany in the summer transfer window and now the Frenchman is going from strength to strength.
Fulham, Manchester City, Everton, Southampton and Stoke City feature
Managers are often linked with their former players, and that's certainly the case with new Sunderland boss Gus Poyet and his former Brighton stars
Sunderland finally ended the Paolo Di Canio experiment, but is replacing him with Gus Poyet going to change the Black Cats' fortunes?
Sunderland owner Ellis Short justified his decision to axe head coach Paolo Di Canio when writing in the programme Saturday.
Here's all the latest Sunderland update, featuring Paolo Di Canio, Steven Fletcher and Stephane Sessegnon
Here's all the latest Sunderland update, featuring Paolo Di Canio, Stephane Sessegnon and Ondrej Celustka
Here's all the latest Sunderland update, featuring Paolo Di Canio, John O’Shea and Lee Cattermole.
Here's all the latest news from Newcastle and Sunderland, featuring Ben Arfa, Cabaye, Di Canio and Altidore.
Martin O'Neill is still the odds on favourite to become the next Republic of Ireland manager, although former Sunderland and Wolves manager Mick McCarthy - now at Ipswich - also appears to be in the betting mix.