No Sunderland Exit For Stephane Sessegnon

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Influential attacker is happy at the Stadium of Light.

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Sunderland forward Stephane Sessegnon has insisted that he is happy with life in the Northeast and is not looking for a move away from the club this summer, Sky Sports understands.

Reports earlier this summer had suggested that Paolo Di Canio would be willing to listen to offers for the Benin international, even though he had only signed  new deal last August.

But so far, there have been no offers for the 29-year-old and he now appears to be a part of Di Canio’s plans meaning that a move could prove unlikely. Furthermore, he has insisted that he is happy at the club and is not looking to move on.

“The speculation is okay, I have no problem with that. But I’m happy at Sunderland,” he said.

“We have worked well in pre-season and hopefully we can continue like this. I’m enjoying it at Sunderland and my mind is for Sunderland now.”

Sessegnon arrived in Sunderland in 2011 from PSG for a fee of around £6 million. After showing spells of brilliance, though, he has been blighted with bouts of inconsistency, and rumours of an impending exit have done little to improve his situation.

However, after seeing Di Canio’s plans for the new season he has felt confident that he can make a major contribution to the side again.

“It’s a very important time, you need to have a pre-season. You need to do the hard work to start the season well,” he added.

“I think that affected me during the first few months of last season, but this year is different because we have had a good pre-season with a lot of good players coming.

“That’s made everyone work hard in training and we have got a strong mentality too among the players. It looks good already for the start of the season.”

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