SUNDERLAND’S decision to send Asamoah Gyan on loan cast a cloud over their clash with Chelsea even before a ball was kicked.
Barely 24 hours after saying he had held clear-the-air talks with Gyan after the transfer window closed, Sunderland boss Steve Bruce allowed the Ghana forward to depart on a season-long loan to the United Arab Emirates with Al-Ain.
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