Sunderland boss O'Neill determined to keep Sessegnon

Sunderland boss Martin O'Neil has made it clear they must keep Stephane Sessegnon. Sessegnon is interesting Arsenal and Tottenham.

Sunderland boss Martin O'Neil has made it clear they must keep Stephane Sessegnon.

Sessegnon is interesting Arsenal and Tottenham.

"We would very much like to keep Stephane - any manager would want to keep him," O'Neill said in The Journal.

"He gives us that extra creativity and he is very important to us so I would genuinely like to keep him.

"I would love to give a 'hands-off' message but I wish it was as easy as that. If I was to say 'You cannot touch him' then I might have to come back here two days later and say 'sorry'.

"That would be all bravado speak and then he's gone, so I couldn't give that sort of message. However, I definitely want to keep him at this football club.

"I echo the sentiments of all of us, including the supporters on that front."

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