After making just one appearance in a year for Chelsea, Papy Djilobodji has left to join Sunderland in an £8million deal.
The 27-year-old, who spent last season on loan with Bundesliga side Werder Bremen, has signed a four-year deal to become David Moyes’ first transfer since he took over as manager at Sunderland.
Chelsea, in confirming his departure, added in a statement: “Chelsea Football Club thanks Papy for his service and wishes him well for the future.”
Djilobodji moved to Stamford Bridge from Nantes in September last year, but made just one senior appearance for the club in a League Cup third-round win away to Walsall.
In March, he accrued a three-game ban for making a throat-slit gesture at Mainz’s Pablo de Blasis during a 1-1 draw.