Sunderland defender Phil Bardsley has confirmed that he expects he'll be leaving the club this summer.
The majority of the Black Cats squad has travelled to a pre-season training camp in Italy, although the 28-year-old is among a small group of players that have remained in the North East. The Scotland international has now admitted his future lies away from Wearside.
Bardsley, who was taking part in a charity golf day in Northumberland on Monday, said:
– Phil Bardsley, Sunderland AFC
I think it's quite clear to everyone that I'm not part of the plans at the club. So I'm just waiting and hopefully something will pop-up in the near future."
When asked whether there has been any interest from other clubs, he said: "There has yes. As I say, I'm just waiting and hopefully something is just around the corner."
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Club captain Lee Cattermole is another player being linked with a move away from the Stadium of Light. The 25-year-old hasn't made the trip to Italy either and was also competing in yesterday's charity golf match.