Sunderland Attacker Stephane Sessegnon Set To Join Al-Jaish In £5m Deal

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Sunderland attacker Stephane Sessegnon is set to join Qatari club Al-Jaish for a knock down fee of just £5 million, according to the Mirror.

The 29-year-old has seen question marks raised over his future at the club this season, with a series of yo-yoing statements relating to his future in the Northeast.

However, he now appears to be on his way out after Paolo Di Canio has deemed him surplus to requirements following a drink driving incident earlier this week.

He will now be left out of the squad that will travel down to London this weekend for the encounter with Premier League new boys Crystal Palace and be sold to Al-Jaish before Monday night’s transfer deadline at 11pm.

“I can read my players and I know the ones who are genuinely sorry if they do something wrong,” said Di Canio. “It is difficult to give a second chance to someone who breaks my rules and thinks it is normal because they will do it again.

“If a footballer says he is really sorry and you think he means it then, yes, there is a second chance. I will judge each case on its merits. It depends what they are doing and if they are genuinely sorry.

“If you arrive a bit late and I fine you and you become more professional afterwards then there can be a second chance. But if you don’t even think you are wrong you might say sorry but don’t mean it, then that is different.”

Di Canio also wants to raise funds as he remains keen on recruiting a left-back with Toulouse defender Chiekh M’Bengue and Juventus’ Paolo de Ceglie on his list.

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