Sunderland boss Paolo di Canio has been urged to sell his fringe players to boost his summer transfer kitty.

The Daiy Star says Di Canio has already spoken to Sunderland owner and chairman Ellis Short and told him he wants to overhaul the squad during the close-season.

Short is ready to back his new manager but has warned him he may have to raise a significant chunk of his transfer kitty by selling players.

Two of the most saleable assets - goalkeeper Simon Mignolet and striker Stephane Sessegnon - have admirers but are also among just a handful of players Di Canio is keen to hang on to.