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O'Neill planning major Sunderland clearout

Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill is planning for a summer clearout.

The Sunday Mirror says O'Neill will set about creating a side in his own image this summer and the exodus of full internationals could reach double figures.

Heading through the exit door will be left back Wayne Bridge and Greek ­defender Sotirios Kyrgiakos, who have been on loan at the Stadium of Light. Injury-ravaged Scottish keeper Craig Gordon is another whose contract is up in June.

O'Neill also has to make ­decisions on £13m Asamoah Gyan, currently on loan at UAR outfit Al-Ain, and Benin star Stephane Sessegnon, who has complained of being homesick.

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