Sunderland manager David Moyes has held critical discussions with wantaway defender, Lamine Kone, with The Telegraph claiming that the centre-half could renew his contract with the Black Cats.
The Ivory Coast international moved to the Wearside club in January and played an essential role in helping the Stadium of Light outfit stay in the Premier League.
Kone’s impressive performances led to speculation that other domestic rivals could move to land the African enforcer, with it publicised in the press that Everton had a number of offers rejected for the star.
With the Paris-born 27-year-old said to see his future away from Sunderland, the club’s fans were expecting the worst over their star defender.
However, the latest report suggests that Kone could well be convinced to extend his deal and upgrade his terms with Moyes’ men, which would facilitate the end of transfer speculation and back into the North East supporters’ favour.