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 By PA Sport

Papy Djilobodji joins Dijon on season-long loan from Sunderland

Papy Djilobodji failed to return to Sunderland despite requests.
Papy Djilobodji joined Sunderland from Chelsea in 2016.

Sunderland have announced that defender Papy Djilobodji has joined Dijon on a season-long loan.

The 28-year-old Senegal international, who joined Sunderland from Chelsea in 2016, will make the switch to the Ligue 1 club for the rest of the campaign.

"Sunderland AFC have confirmed that Papy Djilobodji has joined Dijon FCO on a season-long loan,'' the Championship club said in a statement on their official website.

Midfielder Wahbi Khazri followed Djilobodji out of the door at the Stadium of Light.

The 26-year-old, a former Bordeaux player, joined Ligue 1 side Rennes on a season-long loan.

Earlier, Sunderland goalkeeper Max Stryjek joined League Two's Accrington on a season-long loan.


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