Sunderland finally make transfer breakthrough after Â£8m capture of Chelsea defender
Sunderland have finally made their first signing of the summer after sealing an Â£8million move for Chelsea defender Papy Djilobodji.
Bringing in a new centre-half has been one of David Moyes' three priorities in the transfer window and Sunderland have made a breakthrough in that area after landing the Senegal international.
Djilobodji joined Chelsea for £2.7million last summer, but made just one substitute's appearance in the League Cup for them before joining Werder Bremen on loan in January.
However, the 27-year-old - who was linked with Sunderland 12 months ago - found his feet at Bremen and played a key role in them remaining in the Bundesliga.
Djilobodji has penned a four-year contract at the Stadium of Light, with the Black Cats taking the unusual step of disclosing the price tag on the former Nantes defender.