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Sunderland: Arbenit Xhemajli interest comes to an end

Sunderland: Arbenit Xhemajli interest comes to an end - Sunderland Transfer Rumours

Sunderland will not be signing Arbenit Xhemajli this summer despite recent interest in the Kosovo international.

Black Cats manager Phil Parkinson will likely seek to bolster his squad this summer ahead of a third successive season in League One. Whilst uncertainty continues to grow around the ownership of the Wearside club, transfer links are continuing to emerge and Xhemajli is the latest name to be linked with a move to the Stadium of Light.

Chronicle Live reported of the Wearside club’s interest earlier this month, with the Kosovo centre-back currently without a club following his exit from Neuchatel Xamax.

Xhemajli, who is valued at £765,000 by Transfermarkt, was born in Switzerland but represents the Kosovo national side and his impressions have seemingly left a mark on Sunderland boss Parkinson.

However, despite being offered the chance to attend a tour of the Stadium of Light and club’s training facilities, Chronicle Live claim that any interest in moving to England has ended.

The report added that Xhemajli has had an offer from elsewhere which has seen his representatives move away from talks with Sunderland.

With finances set to be tightened across the English Football League due to the salary cap introduction, Sunderland may find themselves priced out of a number of transfer moves this summer.

Bringing in Xhemajli would likely have proven to be a gamble anyway, with the defender having no experience of English football.

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