Lamine Kone's Sunderland move is off, says Sam Allardyce

Lamine Kone
Lamine Kone played for France up to U20 level, but switched to the Ivory Coast at full international level

Sunderland's deal to sign Lorient central defender Lamine Kone has "broken down".

The Black Cats had a bid accepted for the Ivory Coast defender last week, but they signed Jan Kirchhoff from Bayern Munich on Thursday.

"That has finished now, it's broken down. Negotiations have now stopped," said manager Sam Allardyce.

Allardyce's side sit in 19th place in the Premier League and have conceded 39 goals - the most in the league.