Sunderland have been working on a deal
to bring Yann M’Vila back to the
Stadium of Light all summer.
According to a report in the Sunderland
Echo, Sunderland are closing in on a deal
to sign Yann M’Vila from Rubin Kazan.
M’Vila has been on Sunderland’s wishlist
for the entirety of the transfer window so
far, but progress has been slow in the
chase of the French midfielder.
M’Vila spent last season on loan at the
Stadium of Light, where his performances
caught the eye.
The powerful French midfielder was said
to be keen on a move back to Sunderland,
but working on a deal has proven difficult.
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The change of management at
Sunderland threatened to throw the North
East side’s transfer plans up in the air,
but new boss David Moyes remained
interested in M’Vila.
It now seems that Sunderland’s
persistence in the deal has paid off, with
M’Vila accepting a pay cut to move to
Wearside.
M’Vila was on £100,000-per-week at
Rubin Kazan, but he has agreed to reduce
his salary to move back to the Black Cats.
If M’Vila’s transfer does go through, as
expected, he will become Sunderland’s
first signing in the January transfer
window.

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