Sunderland fans want Kone sold ASAP

After a report claimed Sunderland will play hardball over a fee for Lamine Kone, fans are adamant they should just dump him as soon as possible.

Stewart Donald and Jack Ross have a hell of a lot of work to do at the Stadium of Light this summer, clearing out tons of unwanted players on big wages while also trying to freshen up the first eleven.

The incomings have been going along pretty smoothly, although a striker is still desperately needed, but selling players has proved a little more difficult.

Wahbi Khazri’s move back to France hit a snag this week, and now The Chronicle claim Ligue 1 side Strasbourg have been put off by the Black Cats’ asking price for Kone.

The 29 year-old is one of a number of players that are certain to leave this summer, and the report from The Chronicle suspects his price tag is somewhere between the £6m and £10m, which would be big money to reinvest into the squad.

Fans want the towering centre back gone ASAP after his minimal effort last season though, and you can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…