M’Vila wants Sunderland stay

Sunderland midfielder Yann M’Vila says he wants to remain a Sunderland player next season, that’s if the Black Cats can avoid relegation.

M’Vila is currently on loan from Rubin Kazan and has three months remaining on his deal. He has been a stand-out performer for Sunderland this season in what has proved to be a stop-start campaign so far.

It has been reported that other Premier League clubs are keeping a close eye on the 25-year-old’s performances should Sunderland be relegated at the end of the current season.

“It’s important for me to sort out the contract issue with Rubin Kazan but I have always said that my objective is to play in the Premier League,” said M’Vila.

“I want to stay here and play in the Premier League with Sunderland.

“Hopefully, we will stay up and they will make me an offer, and then we can get around the table and talk and hopefully we can continue the adventure. At the moment, I am speaking with a lawyer.

“I think my contract with Rubin Kazan runs until December 2016, so there is still six months to run from the end of the season.

“I don’t really want to go back there and I don’t really think they want me back, so we are trying to find a way of terminating that deal so I can be a free agent and then I will be in a better position to discuss future offers.

New Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce has been impressed with M’Vila since taking over from Dick Advocaat and has kept him as a constant in his side.