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Papy Djilobodji joins Sunderland for £8m as David Moyes makes first move

• 27-year-old becomes manager’s first signing at Stadium of Light
• Djilobodji played one minute for Chelsea after joining last year

The Sunderland manager, David Moyes, has made Papy Djilobodji his first signing after completing an £8m deal for the former Chelsea defender. The Senegal international, who can also play as a defensive midfielder, has signed a four-year contract at the Stadium of Light.

Djilobodji joined Chelsea last summer for a reported £2.7m but his only appearance came as an 89th-minute substitute in a 4-1 Capital One Cup win at Walsall. However, despite his minimal impact at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea have trebled their money on a player who has been capped 13 times by Senegal and appeared at the 2015 African Cup of Nations.

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