With just over a week and a bit left in the transfer window in some countries this summer, Sunderland are trying their best to get Didier Ndong off their wage bill.
The defensive midfielder is far too expensive to keep around the League One club this season, and there’s little chance the Gabon international wants to play in England’s third-tier anyway.
However, shifting their most expensive player of all time is proving very difficult for the Black Cats, as they are yet to find him a club willing to take a chance on him.
Loaned out to Watford for the second half of last season, the Sunderland man failed to appear for even a minute at Vicarage Road, and this appears to have lowered his stock on the transfer market.
According to Yahoo! Sport journalist Manu Lonjon, Ndong was most recently offered to Nantes in Ligue 1 for around €6m, only for his services to be turned down.
Why that happened isn’t revealed, but our guess would be for it to be a financial issue, as Nantes’ wage budget might not be large enough to accommodate the Sunderland midfielder’s salary.
That, or they just didn’t need him.