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Settled Cisse tipped to stay
19 Feb 2009 - 11:57:32
Sunderland boss Ricky Sbragia hopes to persuade Djibril Cisse to sign a permanent contract with the club in the summer.
The France international is currently on a season-long loan switch at the Stadium of Light from Marseille and has found the net ten times in 27 appearances for the Black Cats.
Sbragia told Sky Sports News: "I spoke to him a little bit in the window and he seems to like it here.
"His family is settled here and he's bought a little business, so without a doubt he's moving into the area. He wants to stay here.
"There was a little bit of a concern he might get called back by Marseille, but there was no call and he was really concerned about that as he indicated he'd rather stay here all year.
"Now he's got to deliver, which he has been doing.
"He's got another 14 games to show he can deal with the Premiership, which he has and is scoring goals that we've needed."