Two departures on deadline day at the Stadium of Light.
Sunderland have allowed winger Ahmed Elmohamady to join Championship side Hull City on loan for a second time and have cancelled the contract of veteran striker Louis Saha.
The much-travelled Saha was told earlier in January that he could leave the Stadium of Light on a free transfer if able to find another club, but both parties have come to an agreement to cancel his contract six months early.
Saha, who failed to score in his brief career on Wearside, joins fellow strikers Fraizer Campbell and Ji Dong-Won in leaving the Stadium of Light this month. He has been linked with a move to South Africa.
The official exit of Saha came on the day Sunderland added to their striking options with the £5million capture of Swansea City striker Danny Graham, who has signed a three-and-a-half year contract.
Elmohamady, meanwhile, has linked up again with former Sunderland manager Steve Bruce after agreeing to join Hull City on loan for the remainder of the season.
The Egyptian international spent three months at Hull earlier in the campaign before being recalled by Sunderland and featuring once briefly as a substitute. But Martin O’Neill has deemed him surplus to requirements at the Stadium of Light and shipped him off to Hull for the rest of the season.