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Report from France claims Sunderland have been knocked back for Lille winger

Another new name linked - this time a young Lille winger, with reports in the French media claiming Sunderland have had an approach knocked back.

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Reports in France claim Sunderland have been knocked back in their attempt to sign Lille winger Alan Virginius.

According to Fabrice Hawkins of RMC Sport, Sunderland have had a €5m bid rejected for the 20-year-old left winger who is looking forward to Europa Conference League football with Lille this season.

A French u19 international, Virginius is a right-footed winger who mainly plays on the left and had his breakthrough season in Ligue 1 last season with Lille after a couple of seasons in Ligue 2 with Sochaux.


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