Loan star Cisse keeps his options open over staying at Sunderland

04 February 2009 02:59
Djibril Cisse has refused to make a decision on his Sunderland

future until the club have secured their Premier League status.

The former Liverpool striker, on loan from Marseille, has scored nine goals this season to help the club's fight against relegation but will not commit his future until the end of the campaign.

Sunderland have the first option on the France international and could sign Cisse on a permanent basis for £13m.

Playing it cool: Cisse (left) will wait until May before planning his next move

Reports have suggested the striker has already made up his mind and will not stay at the Stadium of Light beyond the end of the season.

But Cisse told L'Equipe: 'The journalists know more about my future than me apparently. I spoke with the chairman (Niall Quinn) a week ago about my future.

'It was a very positive chat. We are just waiting for the club to secure their Premier League status. Then we will take a decision.'

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Source: Daily_Mail