Bordeaux and Marseille are chasing Sunderland midfielder Steed Malbranque.

The Mirror says Malbranque has ruled out a return to France after pledging his future to Sunderland.

Bordeaux and Marseille are both interested in the Frenchman. But the former Lyon midfielder, 30, said: "I'm settled here and my future is with Sunderland, there's no question about that."