Sunderland have been busy making a number of changes to their squad this summer as they look forward to the upcoming League One campaign.
The Black Cats will be hoping that under the control of new owners, as well as the appointment of Jack Ross as their new manager, will turn things around for them and start their long journey back to the Premier League.
The new manager has already been active in bringing in a number of signings this summer, however, he has also been keen to offload a number of men he does not deem to have a future at the Stadium of Light.
Reports are starting to suggest that, although he has managed to offload some, he is facing an uphill task of getting one man of his wage bill. The Northern Echo are claiming that there is not currently anyone interested in signing Papy Djilobodji, despite the player’s refusal to return to the north-east.
The former Chelsea man signed for the Black Cats in 2016, however, he has failed to live up to the expectations that saw him originally arrive at the Blues from Nantes.
Having spent last season back in France on loan with Dijon, it would appear that another temporary deal away from Sunderland could be best for all parties concerned.
Djilobodji arrived at the club with great expectation following his £8million transfer from Chelsea, however, he never got going and has proven to be an expensive flop for them.
The Black Cats are desperate to offload the 29-year-old permanently due to his wages and with his refusal to play for them again not making any friends at the Stadium of Light, an exit would seem destined, however, with no reported interest in the Senegal international, that could be hard to happen anytime soon.
Sunderland fans – thoughts?