Allardyce doubts Debuchy deal, gives up on Ayew

Sam Allardyce expects to be frustrated in his pursuit of Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy, having also given up on a speculative attempt to lure Andre Ayew to Sunderland.

Arsenal full-back Debuchy has been linked with a host of clubs in January, including Aston Villa and Roma, having made just seven appearances in all competitions for the Gunners this term.

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