Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet has admitted striker Ignacio Scocco's future is likely to lie away from the club.
Scocco, known as "Nacho", arrived on Wearside in January as Poyet invested £3.2million in his services in the search for goals to keep the Black Cats in the Barclays Premier League.
Ultimately, it was a gamble which did not pay off as the 29-year-old Argentinian made only eight appearances and failed to find the back of the net.
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There are hopes of a record turn-out at a charity run taking place today.
The Lambton 10k and 3k will take place in the grounds of the Lambton Estate in County Durham.
The event is hosted by the official charity of Sunderland AFC, the Foundation of Light.
Sunderland are understood to have agreed a contract extension with goalkeeper Vito Mannone.
The 26-year-old had one-year remaining on his previous deal but has reportedly signed a new two-year extension, keeping him at the Stadium of Light until 2017.
The Italian, who was voted as the club's Player of the Season last term, will compete with new signing Costel Pantilimon to be Sunderland's first-choice keeper next season.
The Sunderland boss Gus Poyet has told ITV News that tonight's World Cup Cup match between England and Uruguay "is going to be tough", and he is certain the Luis Suaraez, the man who terrorised defences defences across the Premier League during the 2013/14 season will play.
Poyet is a former Uruguay international player and spoke in Brazil where he is providing coverage of the games for ITV Sport:
Sunderland boss Gus Poyet said he hoped to have a better start to the next Premier League season, and an improved season all-round for Sunderland AFC.
Speaking from Brazil, where he is a pundit for ITV's World Cup coverage, he spoke exclusively to ITV News:
Newcastle United will host Premier League champions Manchester City in their opening match of the 2014 / 2015 season, while Sunderland are away to West Bromwich Albion.
The Tyne-Wear derby is just five days before Christmas, on 20th December.
Sunderland are set to confirm their third summer signing in the next few days.
Former Manchester City goalkeeper, and Romanian international, Costel Pantilimon flew into the region today (Monday) and is expected to complete a free transfer to the Stadium of Light.
Sunderland’s new away kit has been unveiled to supporters. The Black Cats will wear an all blue kit on their travels in the Barclays Premier League next season.
A coach who has known Jack Colback since he was a child said he should have joined Newcastle United when he was given the chance aged 11.
As a young player with Cramlington Juniors FC, Colback was part of a development programme at Newcastle, but chose Sunderland instead. Now he is moving back to Newcastle, aged 24, causing something of a row with his former club.
Michael Cairns, his coach as a child, said: "He should have signed for Newcastle when he was 11 really but as it happens it's turned out all for the best now so good luck to him."