Senegal left-back Cheikh M'Bengue admits to Sunderland and Newcastle interest

Cheikh M'Bengue
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Senegal left-back Cheikh M'Bengue has revealed he would be interested in a move to Sunderland after being linked with the Black Cats

The 27-year-old is out of contract after leaving Ligue 1 outfit Stade Rennais and is available on a free transfer.

He has been linked with Sam Allardyce's side, along with the likes of Newcastle, Stoke City, West Bromwich Albion, French outfit Saint-Etienne and Germans Hamburg.

M'Bengue said: "It is true that I have a little attraction to the English league and the German championship.

"But there is also the reality of the market, supply and demand. I'm not focused on these championships. If I have something that fits me where the offer is interesting, why not ... I am open to many things.

"Many clubs have approached me.Saint-Etienne asked me. There is also Sunderland, clubs in Turkey, Newcastle. I will leave it a little time but not too much." .

Allardyce's need for a left-back has cooled due to Patrick van Aanholt's fine form last season, which saw the Dutchman sign a new contract earlier this month.

M'Bengue, however, says he would welcome a move to Wearside.

"It's a club that interests me," he added. "All interest me."