Sunderland, Updated: August 09, 2016 8:18 AM
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Sunderland defender Lamine Kone is closing in on an exit with with reports saying he is on Mersyside to thrash out a move to Everton.
Everton are close to agreeing an £18m deal for the 27-year-old but that could apparently include players going in the opposite direction as Sunderland’s new boss David Moyes looks for additions to his squad.
The departure of Kone would leave the Black Cats with a healthy profit, they paid Lorient just £5m for his services back in January, but it would also leave them short at the back with the season just around the corner so Moyes is expected to be busy in the final few weeks of the transfer window.