We use cookies to provide you with a better service. Carry on browsing if you're happy with this, or find out how to manage cookies.

7 great sport channels

Football, Rugby, UFC, GAA

All free when you join eir Broadband

Subscribe to eir Sport
Published: 10:56 | 10/2/16

M'Vila hopes for Sunderland stay


Yann M'Vila wants to remain at Sunderland beyond the end of the season as long as the club retain their Premier League status.

M'Vila has impressed during his season-long loan from Russian club Rubin Kazan and his form has resulted in him being linked with several Premier League clubs.

Sunderland have the option to sign him on a permanent deal in the summer, but he has made it clear Sunderland would be his first choice, providing they avoid relegation to the Championship.

"It's important for me to sort out the contract issue with Rubin Kazan, but I have always said that my objective is to play in the Premier League," M'Vila told the Sunderland Echo.

"I want to stay here and play in the Premier League with Sunderland. Hopefully we will stay up and they will make me an offer, and then we can get around the table and talk and hopefully we can continue the adventure."

Regardless of what happens with Sunderland, M'Vila has no desire to return to Rubin Kazan.

"At the moment I am speaking with a lawyer. I think my contract with Rubin Kazan runs until December 2016, so there is still six months to run from the end of the season," he said.

"I don't really want to go back there and I don't really think they want me back, so we are trying to find a way of terminating that deal so I can be a free agent, and then I will be in a better position to discuss future offers."

Wenger calm about Ozil future

10:00 | 21/10/17

Arsene Wenger is calm about the future of Mesut Ozil after many media outlets on Friday predicted the player will move to Manchester United next summer.


Wonder strike not my best goal, says Boufal

17:38 | 21/10/17

Southampton sub Sofiane Boufal says his wonder goal to beat West Brom 1-0 at St Mary's was not the best of his career.


Chelsea hit back to beat Watford

13:21 | 21/10/17

Michy Batshuayi came off the bench to score twice as Chelsea came from behind to beat Watford 4-2 in a thrilling encounter at Stamford Bridge.


PL round-up: Terriers stun Man Utd; City win again

13:36 | 21/10/17

Manchester United lost for the first time this season as they were deservedly beaten by Huddersfield Town 2-1 at a rocking John Smith's Stadium.


Klopp hails "fantastic" Kane

09:48 | 21/10/17

Jurgen Klopp has described Harry Kane as a "fantastic striker" and expects the Tottenham forward to pose a bigger threat than Romelu Lukaku.


What’s in the eir Sport Pack?

We’ve got heartstopping action across 7 great sports channels, with 42 Premier League games, every Champions League game and every Europa League game, as well as UFC, Allianz Leagues GAA, Golf, F1 and much more.