Sunderland boss Paolo di Canio intends to buy flair players - if they can stay up.

Di Canio will have very clear views on who fits the bill and who does not - and intends to make them known to the owner in the summer.

He said: "When we are talking about signing footballers and for the system I am going to use, then obviously I will ask for the players I want and if it is possible, then I'll hope to get them. I know how I want to play and what system I want to use.

"I want to play attractive football and get in a better position than we are."