Steve Bruce paid £6million to bring him to Sunderland, and since his signing in January 2011, he has continued to look elsewhere.
Marseille are ready to offer him a return to France - IF you believe the newspapers (or perhaps his agent) - but will Marseille REALLY offer £8m for his services?
It's nothing new . is it?
And why try and keep hold of a player who obviously isn't happy?
The African remains at Sunderland simply because no club has slapped a bid on the table.
However, the more he shows his desire to get away, the more chance he has of an offer. Or that's how it seems to go these days.
Paolo di Canio stunned the player when he said Sessegnon was capable of scoring a lot more goals should he put his mind to it.
Not quite a fall-out, but Sessegnon doesn't take too kindly to being criticized.
There is no suggestion that Sunderland want to let him go and the odds are that Di Canio will keep hold of a player who admires.