Gladbach in no rush
Borussia Mönchengladbach are one of two German clubs linked with a move for Papy Djilobodji - the other being Hannover 96 - and their head coach Dieter Hecking says they are in no rush to sign players but admits that they may make a move before the August 31 deadline if a player takers their fancy:
It may well be that we don’t do anything. But if a wood pigeon falls off the roof somewhere, so a player who convinces us, then we could strike again. This possibility also exists. The nice thing is that, until August 31st, we have time.
The German club have also been linked to Club Brugge defender Stefano Denswil, while Djilobodji is said to be interesting the two Bundesliga clubs and French side Caen.
La Liga interest in Ndong
Our other AWOL player, Didier Ndong, has also been attracting interest from Europe.
According to reliable French journalist Patrick Juillard, the 24-year old is being tracked by La Liga clubs, while the player himself would be happy to return to France after Sunderland signed him for a club-record fee from Lorient.
Revenu à Sunderland après son prêt à Watford, Didier Ndong pourrait quitter l'Angleterre cet été. Observé en Liga, le milieu de terrain international gabonais ne serait pas contre un retour en France. Coût estimé de l'opération : 6-7 M€. A suivre... pic.twitter.com/MYPvLZp0uK— Patrick Juillard (@PatrickJuillard) August 13, 2018
Sunderland had agreed a fee with Serie A side Torino earlier in the summer for the Gabonese international’s services but for the move to break down due to the demands of both player and agent.
Przybyłko denies German move
Polish striker Kacper Przybyłko has been on trial with Sunderland for a fortnight or so. and Jack Ross revealed after the 1-1 draw at Luton Town at the weekend that the club will take another look at him this week.
The 25-year-old revealed on Instagram that we may have competition for his services should we decide to offer him a contract, after he posted a story claiming he has been in contact with 2. Bundesliga side Erzgebirge Aue, but denied suggestions that he had been on trial with the club.