Sunderland's board remain unconvinced by manager Gus Poyet's work in the transfer market.

The Daily Mail says there is a clause in his contract that allows him to leave for a new job this summer which was activated by Sunderland avoiding relegation.

Poyet will hold talks with owner Ellis Short and Margaret Byrne after Sunday's clash against Swansea, a meeting that is likely to prove pivotal in determining the Uruguayan's future.

Sunderland's transfer policy will be a key discussion point when summit talks take place.

There remain reservations from the club hierarchy about Poyet's January signings, Oscar Ustari, Ignacio Martin Scocco and Liam Bridcutt.

Ustari hasn't played a league game since arriving from Almeria, Scocco hasn't started a single game while Bridcutt has recently lost his place in the starting line-up.