Lyon offer no escape route for Sunderland defender Chimbonda

Sunderland full back Pascal Chimbonda had issued a come-and-get-me plea to the French champions in November and the Ligue 1 giants were expected to table an offer once the transfer window reopened, but no approach has been forthcoming.

Sunderland full back Pascal Chimbonda had issued a come-and-get-me plea to the French champions in November and the Ligue 1 giants were expected to table an offer once the transfer window reopened, but no approach has been forthcoming.

The Frenchman's agent is far from optimistic that an agreement will be reached.

"It is dead, there has been nothing new from Lyon," Roger Boli explained in Le Parisien.

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