New Sunderland midfielder El-Hadji Ba has already joined up with Paolo Di Canio and his new teammates at their Italian training camp.
The France Under-20 international, who made 12 league appearances for Le Havre since breaking into the team last year, has signed a three-year deal.
He becomes the seventh man to join Sunderland since the end of last season, following:
- Valentin Roberge
- Modibo Diakite
- Jozy Altidore
- David Moberg Karlsson
- Duncan Watmore
An impending deal for Argentinian full-back Gino Peruzzi would make it eight summer signings for the Black Cats.