Sunderland are thought to be considering whether to take legal action against two of their players after a failed attempt to offload them this summer.
According to a report in the Daily Mirror, the Black Cats are believed to be withholding the pay of wantaway duo Papy Djilobodji and Didier Ndong and could look to seek compensation as their market value drops.
The pair have refused to return to the Stadium of Light following the club’s relegation from the Championship and it is understood that senior officials at the League One outfit do not want them around the club.
Both players have been deemed as expensive flops for Sunderland during their time at the club and Jack Ross and Stewart Donald had been keen to offload them this summer to reduce the wage bill at the Mackems.
However, it appears they could be stuck with at least one, if not both, of them until January’s transfer window.
The ongoing saga between the duo and Sunderland has been going on for far too long and could start having a detrimental effect on the side.
The Black Cats have started well in League One and Ross will want to ensure that the club does not have any unnecessary distractions as the season progresses.
Whilst Djilobodji is expected to face legal action from Sunderland, Ndong is likely to do so as well should he not get a move away from the north-east.
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