How Sunderland's loanees are getting on this season

Chris Coleman manager of Sunderland reacts during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sunderland and Reading at Stadium of Light on December 2, 2017 in Sunderland, England.

There are several Sunderland players spending the season elsewhere.

Chris Coleman, manager of Sunderland looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Sunderland at Villa Park on November 21, 2017 in Birmingham, England.

Sunderland sent several players out on loan in the summer transfer window, mainly as a way of reducing their wage bill after being relegated to the Championship.

Here's a look at how each of Sunderland's loanees are getting on:

Jeremain Lens

Jeremain Lens of Sunderland in action during the pre season friendly between Livingston and Sunderland at Almondvale Stadium on July 12, 2017 in Livingston, Scotland.

The experienced winger is back in Turkey with Besiktas, for whom he has scored four goals in nine appearances across all competitions so far this season.

However, he has found himself in and out of the side in recent games and a return to Sunderland seems rather unlikely.

Fabio Borini

Player of SSC Napoli Lorenzo Insigne vies with AC Milan player Fabio Borini during the Serie A match between SSC Napoli and AC Milan at Stadio San Paolo on November 18, 2017 in Naples,...

The attacker has been playing regularly for AC Milan this season and has impressed with his link-up play from wide areas.

Borini hasn't been clinical in front of goal, though, which is something he will need to improve if he is to earn a permanent move to Milan.

Wahbi Khazri

Amiens' French defender Prince Gouano (R) tackles Rennes' Tunisian midfielder Wahbi Khazri during the French L1 football match Rennes vs Amiens on December 2, 2017 in Rennes, western...

Khazri lacked consistency when playing for Sunderland but that hasn't been a problem for him this season as he has scored five goals in nine league games for Stade Rennais, demonstrating his ability to play as a forward.

Like Lens and Borini, however, it is difficult to envisage him returning to Sunderland.

Papy Djilobodji

Dijon's Senegalese defender Papy Djilobodji (L) vies with Bordeaux's Brazilian forward Malcom during the French L1 football match between Dijon (DFCO) and Bordeaux at Gaston Gerard Stadium...

The centre-back, who was previously on Chelsea's books, is currently on loan at French side Dijon.

Djilobodji has relished playing regularly this season and has produced some impressive displays.

Max Stryjek

Kazaiah Sterling of Tottenham Hotspur scores past Max Stryjek of Sunderland during the Premier League 2 match between Tottenham Hotspur and Sunderland at The Lamex Stadium on February 20,...

A young Polish goalkeeper, Stryjek is with Accrington Stanley in League Two.

However, he has only made one league appearance for the club, which came in September, and his loan spell certainly isn't aiding his development.

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