Sunderland midfielder wants Di Canio talks

Seb Larsson
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SEB LARSSON will seek clarity over his Sunderland future this summer, as he enters the final year of his contract at the Stadium of Light.

Only Simon Mignolet started more Premier League games for Sunderland last season than Larsson.

But the former Birmingham City man is approaching the final 12 months of his three-year Sunderland contract, with no talks yet over extending his deal with the Black Cats.

Paolo Di Canio’s midfield options will be boosted this summer by the arrival of Basel’s out-of-contract enforcer Cabral – a move confirmed by the Swiss club over the weekend - while Fenerbache winger Milos Krasic is also on Sunderland’s radar.

And that has left Larsson unsure of his place in the pecking order after Di Canio’s overriding priority during his first two months at the helm was Premier League survival, rather than the long-term futures of his charges.

“I have not thought about the future, I have one year left and have a new coach.” said Larsson.

“He (Di Canio) came into a tight situation and was focused on taking the points we needed.

“It (the future) could possibly be something to discuss during the summer or at the beginning of next season.”