M’Vila quells Sunderland exit talk

Sunderland midfielder Yann M'Vila has dismissed talk about his future at the club as he looks get his career back on track.

The Frenchman was seen as one of the most promising talents in Europe during his time at Rennes, but has fallen from grace since moving to Rubin Kazan in 2013.

The 25-year-old made just eight appearances on an ill-fated loan spell to Internazionale last term, before joining the Black Cats on a season-long loan during the off-season.

M'Vila's deal includes a clause that would make the move permanent should the Wearsiders survive relegation and his future has already been subject to speculation.

M'Vila, though, insists he is only focused on helping the Premier League club out of the relegation mire and says any talks over his future will be left to his agent.

"No, I'm not thinking about the future," he told the Sunderland Echo. "I really don't know what will happen next summer.

"For me the most important thing was to play football and above all, help Sunderland as much as possible to a better position. Sunderland can help me reach another level too in the Premier League, so it was a win-win.

"I'll concentrate on trying to help us win matches, and leave the discussions to my agent."