By Craig Hope for MailOnline
Published: 14:28 GMT, 15 January 2018 | Updated: 14:28 GMT, 15 January 2018
Sunderland have offered to rip up the contract of £10million midfielder Jack Rodwell.
The 26-year-old still has 18 months to run on the £70,000-per-week deal he signed when he joined from Manchester City in 2014.iPhone transfer software
But the Black Cats are desperate to offload Rodwell and, after the former England international asked to leave the club this month, they told him he was free to go, although there would be no pay-off.
Jack Rodwell has been told he is free to leave Sunderland after failing to impress
The former Manchester City midfielder is all smiles on his arrival at Sunderland back in 2014