Kone Deal Still Very Much On
Sunderland had already tried to sign the defender after making a £5 million bid, but negotiations broke down on two occasions.
Now a fee has been agreed and it's all down to the player himself ha to whether or not a deal goes ahead.
Quest France quotes Lorient vice-president Alex Hayes as saying: 'Sunderland have come back with a firm offer that we couldn't refuse. The ball is therefore in Lamine Kone's camp. He has to make his decision in the coming hours.'