Sunderland winger Sebastian Larsson has signed a new three-year contract extension, the club have officially confirmed.

The 28-year-old Swedish international was set to leave the club on a free this summer, with a number of Premier League clubs rumoured to be eyeing up a move for him.

But Larsson has put pen-to-paper on a new deal that will keep him at the club until 2017.

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He told Sunderland’s official website: “I’m delighted to have signed a new deal with the club.

I’ve had talks with Gus and Lee Congerton and I feel that this is a club moving in the right direction and I want to be part of it.

“I had a few options but I want to be at Sunderland and I’m looking forward to next season.”

Larsson joined the Wearside outfit from Birmingham City in 2011 and has since made 121 appearances for the Black Cats, scoring 11 goals.

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