Paolo Di Canio begins sale of Sunderland squad.
Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio is ready to clear out the majority of his squad as he looks to rebuild the team at the Stadium of Light.
The Italian manager is reportedly ready to offload a number of stars, including French attacker Stephane Sessgnon according to The Mirror.
Di Canio is reportedly unimpressed with Sunderland’s playing staff since arriving at the club at the back end of last season.
The former West Ham striker has taken a tough stance on the squad and is keen to bring in some fresh blood to the side.
Di Canio reportedly rates the current team so low, that he believes every single player to be available for sale at the right price.
Sessegnon is reportedly available to any potential suitors provided they are willing to build upwards of £8 million.
Di Canio is keen to raise funds in order to put his own mark on the squad and already looks likely to move on Simon Mignolet to Liverpool for £11 million and Lee Cattermole to either Hull or Stoke for £4 million.
The decision to move on Mignolet, the club’s best performer last season, and Sessegnon, a fan favourite at the club, is a risky strategy for Di Canio with Sunderland fans yet to pass judgement on his managerial ability.