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Sunderland to block Adnan Januzaj exit

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Sunderland will keep hold of Januzaj

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Sunderland are determined to keep hold of on-loan Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj amid the impending interest from Lyon.

The 21-year-old has emerged as a top target for Les Phoceens, who aim to offer a strong challenge for the Ligue 1 title this season.

According to The Sunderland Echo, the Black Cats are unlikely to encourage the player's move to France after United failed to place a recall clause in his temporary deal.

Januzaj has been a regular for David Moyes' side this term, and the Black Cats would require his presence if they are to escape another relegation dogfight.

The Wearside club are currently in a tight financial situation, and giving up on a key first-team player could be catastrophic to their survival chances.

Januzaj has featured in 13 league outings for Sunderland this term.