Sunderland defender set for deadline day departure with Dijon targeting loan move

Papy Djilobodji in action for Sunderland.
Papy Djilobodji in action for Sunderland.

Sunderland defender Papy Djilobodji is set for a move to French side Dijon on a season-long loan.

Djilobodji is in talks with Ligue 1 side Dijon over a potential season-long loan move.

The defender won't play much under Simon Grayson and his performances so far this season have been unconvincing to say the least, especially at Carlisle United.

Sunderland spent £8million on him last season from Chelsea but he has failed to impress since arriving on Wearside.

A loan deal at least removes his wages - or a bulk of - from the wage bill to free up space for Grayson to bring in new signings ahead of the 11pm deadline.

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