Papy Djilobodji is one of a long list of signings which didn’t work out very well for Sunderland.

Chelsea signed the defender for a few million pounds from Nantes in 2015, and he made a single appearance for the club. A mixed loan at Werder Bremen followed and then the Blues were able to more than double their money on the player with the sale to Sunderland.

A loan to Dijon has worked out reasonably well but there seems little chance of a permanent deal, at least not at figures which would please Sunderland and the player.

L’Equipe has a transfer special in their Tuesday edition, and when it comes to Dijon there’s a mention for Djilobodji. Dijon’s club president Olivier Delcourt is quoted as saying: “He has an English salary, so is inaccessible for us.”

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Apart from that, L’Equipe say Dijon ‘wouldn’t hate’ keeping the player, which doesn’t sound like the greatest of endorsements.

As for the wages, the 29 year old is paid €180k per month by Sunderland, according to the French newspaper, and Dijon had been picking up €60k of that.

Djilobodji is ‘not very excited’ about playing in League One so a solution may need to be found which involes him taking a pay cut, but he’s probably not very excited about that either.