Sunderland working on 'three or four' more signings, says Dick Advocaat.

Advocaat is thinking big.

Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat says the Black Cats are still in the market for “three or four” more signings this summer.

The Premier League side have secured the services of Sebastian Coates and Adam Matthew but it seems the Dutch boss isn't satisfied with his squad just yet, as they are looking to strengthen a few areas before the start of the 2015/16 campaign.

Asked how many more signings he wants, Advocaat, who led the club to Premier League safety, said: "Three, maybe four.

"It is still very quiet on the transfer market, in England as well. It's strange. But we still hope that we can get three extra players in the squad. That makes everything a little bit easier.

"What I have said already - and we discussed it with Lee [Congerton, the sporting director] and with the president at the end of last season - we need more competition in the squad.

"We now have two with Coates and Matthews, but hopefully we will still try to get some other ones in as well.

"We are all working very hard to get the right players in, but that is not so easy.

"Everybody thinks abroad that England is the country of the money, so we have to be very careful with the money, we have to bring the right players in who can compete with the other players."

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