Lorient Vice President Alex Hayes has confirmed that central defender Lamine Koné’s proposed move to Sunderland has fallen through.
Hayes had the following to say to regional paper Le Télégramme:
“It is quite scandalous! … We gave our agreement to Sunderland on Tuesday last week. Laine left the next day to Sunderland to finalise the details of his contract. The player warned us that there were some problems with the negotiations of his contract, supposedly because of the holidays and it went on just until Monday. They tried to do dealings with him. Lamine called me to ask me to come back to Lorient and I said it would be with great pleasure.”
This development presumably also causes Lindsay Rose’s proposed loan move to Lorient to fall through.