No Black Cats deal for Muntari

The former Portsmouth man has been on loan with the Black Cats

since January, joining from Inter Milan. But now Sunderland have

seemingly opted not to try and make the move permanent as he would

be ‘too expensive’ for the Wearside club. “There is no chance at

Sunderland for Sulley,” Fabien Piveteau confirmed. “They have

decided he is too expensive.” Piveteau also represents John Mensah,

also on loan at Sunderland from Lyon, but a permanent deal for him

remains a possibility. “For John, there is a good chance (of

signing),” he continued. “The situation with him is that if he

played 25 games, he would definitely sign for Sunderland but he has

only played 18 at the moment. “He has not played all of the games

but this season it has not been the same type of injuries for John.

“At the moment I think the results are the priority, but the

coaches will talk with him soon about next season.”