Sunderland striker Stephane Sessegnon wants to leave the Stadium of Light, according to reports in the Daily Mirror.
The 29-year-old Benin international, who is approaching 100 appearances for the club after three years at the Stadium of Light, could prove a key loss to Paulo Di Canio's side, who are thought to be planning a huge squad overhaul this summer.
One of the club's highest earners, it has been rumoured that Sunderland would be willing to let one of their prized assets leave, should the player confirm his desire to go, freeing up funds for Di Canio to chase his own transfer target.
Sessegnon has been unsettled on Wearside for some time, but after being handed a new four-year contract 12 months ago, things had appeared to have settled down.
However, speculation regarding the midfielder's future has again emerged after it was revealed his wife and five children spend as much time in France as they do in Sunderland
Despite the Black Cats demanding a minimum of £8m for the former Paris Saint-Germain player, Marseille have a long-standing interest in taking him back to France, and are unlikely to be put off by the fee.
Meanwhile, two of Martin O’Neill's more recent signings as Sunderland boss – striker Danny Graham and winger Adam Johnson – have yet to convince Di Canio, and could follow Sessegnon out of the exit door.
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