David Moyes says no-one will leave Sunderland without the club's say so

New Sunderland manager David Moyes arrives before the match

Moyes wants to add players, rather than sell them.

Sunderland manager David Moyes before the matchSunderland manager David Moyes before the match

Sunderland manager David Moyes has said no-one will leave the club without the say so of those at the Stadium of Light. 

Moyes is keen to retain all of the players in his squad, and look to add reinforcements as he has held firm over speculation linking centre-back Lamine Kone with a move to Everton. 

Moyes is quoted in the Chronicle, saying: “The big thing is, we are short of players, whether it be centre-halves or midfield players or full-backs, we are short.

Sunderland manager David Moyes speaks to Jermain Defoe as he is substituted offSunderland manager David Moyes speaks to Jermain Defoe as he is substituted off

“I won’t be letting anybody go who I think can contribute to the team. Kone is a big contribution to the team.

“If I think I can do things in other ways, I will think about it but at the moment the market has made it really difficult to do that.”

Moyes also denied reports that Kone had indicated a willingness to leave, or handed in a transfer request. That's a massive boost for the Black Cats if he remains at the club as since his arrival in January he has provided some stability and shown he can be a leader at the back. If Sunderland are going to succeed this season then solid organisation will be one of the main factors.

Manchester City's Sergio Aguero in action with Sunderland's Lamine KoneManchester City's Sergio Aguero in action with Sunderland's Lamine Kone

It will be interesting to see what additions are made at the Stadium of Light in the coming days. There is a pretty good group of players at the club but they just seem a little thin on the ground.

Having already signed Paddy McNair and Donald Love recently, one would think that areas further forward will be the next to be addressed.

But it's pretty clear that if anyone wants to leave the club in the meantime, they are going to have a job on their hands making that happen.

Sunderland manager David Moyes before the matchSunderland manager David Moyes before the match

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