The Sunderland fans in the Transfer Tavern who feared the worst when Sam Allardyce left the North East just weeks before the start of the season have been calmed somewhat by the presence of David Moyes.
Well, kind of.
According to the Chronicle Live, one of Moyes’ first orders of business is to keep one of the men Big Sam relied so heavily upon amid the Black Cats’ great escape last term.
West Bromwich Albion and Premier League champions Leicester City are said to be interested in Lamine Kone, who proved a rock on Wearside since arriving from Lorient over the course of the January transfer window.
After the Foxes saw their chase for Burnley defender Michael Keane rebuffed, meaning they could switch their attentions to the imposing Ivorian.
Though Robert Huth and Wes Morgan were in imperious form amidst their sensational run to the title, the club’s venture into the Champions League puts a further strain on Claudio Ranieri’s squad.
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