Sunderland 'offer two-year deal' to ex-Everton man - while Lamine Kone linked with exit

Lamine Kone has been linked with a move away from Sunderland
Lamine Kone has been linked with a move away from Sunderland

Sunderland have been linked with a move for a promising defender, while Lamine Kone has also been linked with a move.

The Black Cats continue to re-shape their squad following relegation to League One with a number of players keen to move on.

One of those is Kone, who was left on Wearside last week as the rest of Jack Ross' side jetted off to Portugal.

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A number of clubs have been linked with a move for the centre back with reports today suggesting that RC Strasbourg have approached Sunderland over a deal.

However, Get French Football report that the Ligue 1 side were left 'discouraged' after learning of Kone's asking price.

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Meanwhile, Sunderland have been linked with a move for former Everton youngster Jack Bainbridge.

HITC Sport suggest that the Black Cats have offered the 20-year-old a two-year deal at the Stadium of Light.

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Having come through the ranks at Goodison Park, Bainbridge spent last season in the under-23 squad at Swansea City.

And he is thought to have attracted plenty of attention from Football League sides following his departure from the Liberty Stadium.

Sunderland, though, look to be front-runners for his signature.