A place in the League One Playoffs final will be on the line on Thursday when Portsmouth welcome Sunderland to Fratton Park.
Sunderland and Portsmouth will be aiming to take a step closer to achieving promotion to the Championship, when they meet in the League One Playoffs first leg.
Manchester United are reportedly interested in and monitoring highly-rated 15-year-old Sunderland youth prospect Adam Richardson.
Manchester City and Tottenham are among a number of clubs that are monitoring highly-rated Josh Maja, who is currently tied to League One outfit Sunderland
Sunderland are set to lose one of their highly rated wonderkids, with Luca Stephenson reportedly edging towards a move to Premier League giants Liverpool.
Manchester United have lost out on Sam Greenwood, with the Sunderland wonderkid opting to leave the Black Cats and join Arsenal.
FA Cup Champions Arsenal are keeping a close eye on Sunderland keeper Jordan Pickford in a bid to replace David Ospina and Wojciech Szczesny.
Manchester United are open to let Adnan Januzaj leave this summer after the youngster completed a season on loan to Sunderland.
Chelsea put up a dominating performance against a helpless Sunderland, to ensure that John Terry's final Premier League match as Captain was won with a resounding scoreline.
Chelsea cruised to a 5-1 victory over Sunderland with goals from Batshuayi, Willian, Pedro and Hazard in John Terry's final Premier League game as Chelsea Captain.