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West Ham blow as manager admits £13.6 million-man is not leaving

Sunderland boss Chris Coleman has insisted that his club’s record-signing Didier Ndong will not be leaving the club on a loan deal this month.

The 23-year-old cost the Black Cats £13.6 million when they signed him for Lorient in 2016 but Premier League clubs Watford and West Ham are hoping that they can sign him for around £8 million.

The Gabon international has barely featured this season and the last time that he played was when the club drew 1-1 against Birmingham over a month ago.

Coleman has admitted that it is no secret that the player wants to leave the club but added that his side will be looking to cash in.

‘What do we get out of (a player leaving on loan)?,’ Coleman said. ‘If it’s a loan deal and he has to play 75 per cent of games for a fee to be involved, he will probably only play 73 per cent.

‘They must think we have fallen off the back of a lorry. There will be no loan deals.

‘We have had a couple of enquiries about Didier but just loan deals and that’s not something that’s for us unless there’s an absolute guarantee at the end of it.

‘It’s common knowledge Didier wants to leave. He sees his future elsewhere, but we have got to do what’s right for us.’