Dundee United defender John Souttar has turned down an offer from Sunderland.

The Sunderland Echo says Sunderland have made two bids for him, with the second, believed to be around £600,000, being accepted by United, who left the player to decide whether to stay or go.

Souttar travelled down to the Stadium of Light last month to have a look round the facilities and meet Sunderland officials.

But having thought over the potential move to Wearside, has now decided to remain on Tayside for the moment.

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