Sunderland playmaker Stephane Sessegnon has expressed his desire to leave the club, reports Daily Express.
The highly rated midfielder has been linked with a number of England’s top sides following yet another impressive season at the Stadium of Light.
However, Daily Express has learned that he is rather looking to return to French Ligue 1, with Marseille reportedly ready to jump at the opportunity to sign the 29-year-old.
With the Benin international one of club’s highest earners, Sunderland officials are prepared to cash in on him if the price is right.
Sessegnon has largely impressed at the Stadium of Light ever since he joined from Paris Saint-Germain in January 2011.
He has clocked up a total of 85 Premier League appearances for the Black Cats and scored no less than 17 goals.
Sessegnon scored some crucial goals to help Sunderland survive another Premier League campaign as he netted against both Newcastle and Everton.