Sunderland AFC can confirm that it has accepted a bid from Watford for Younes Kaboul.
Younes had spoken with David Moyes in recent days, expressing his desire to leave the club for personal reasons.
The club therefore agreed to a request from the player’s representative to be allowed to speak to Watford regarding a move.
An agreement has been reached between the two clubs and the player has been given permission to talk to Watford regarding personal terms.
Speaking about the situation, Younes Kaboul said: “This is not an easy situation for me, but the club and the manager have shown an understanding of my personal circumstances and I am grateful for that.
“The Sunderland fans have supported me fantastically well since I came to the club, they gave me my passion back and I sincerely thank them for that. I hope they understand that I have made this incredibly difficult decision for me.”