Utility man plotting Sunderland move

Sunderland outcast Emanuele Giaccherini says he wants to complete a permanent move to loan club Bologna this summer.

Sunderland: Utility man plotting Sunderland moveSunderland: Utility man plotting Sunderland move

Giaccherini, who joined the English club from Juventus back in 2013, has found first-team opportunities limited since arriving, with only 32 appearances made.

The Italy international was sent out on a one-year loan to Bologna last August after being told by former Black Cats boss Dick Advocaat he was surplus to requirements.

The 30-year-old has impressed since the temporary switch, with seven goals scored in 25 Serie A outings, and has recently been linked with a surprise move to Chelsea come the summer.

Giaccherini, who is eyeing a spot at Euro 2016 in France this summer, is now looking to remain on home soil beyond the end of the campaign and secure an exit from the Stadium of Light.

“The market is only consequence of what I am doing on the field,” he told Sky Sport Italia. “I feel good at Bologna and I am happy. I would like to stay but we must wait for things to happen.”

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