Sunderland boss Paolo di Canio is aiming for six new signings this summer.
The Evening Chronicle says Di Canio wants to bring in half-a-dozen new faces this summer to bolster Sunderlandâ€™s paper-thin squad.
With the Black Cats now certain of survival, the Italian is already turning his attention to revamping the squad he inherited when he succeeded Martin Oâ€™Neill at the end of March in order to avoid a repeat of this seasonâ€™s grim relegation battle.
Asked if he was looking for six or seven new signings, Di Canio smiled: â€œYes that number could be a right, a bit less or a bit more, it depends.
â€œBut approximately, the number is right. We will see.
â€œWe need more than a few. I donâ€™t want to say â€˜a lotâ€™, because you never know what â€˜a lotâ€™ means, but we need to refresh the squad for many reasons.
â€œWeâ€™ve had big problems with injuries and having to play many young players.
â€œI want to play attacking football, and if we miss some players in crucial areas..."