Transfer news: Cabral future at Sunderland remains unknown according to agent
Midfielder Cabral could be set to stay at Sunderland, with Serie A side Genoa reluctant to sign him permanently.
Last Updated: 21/05/14 5:17pm
Cabral was one of the biggest flops among the Black Cats' spending spree last summer after making just two first-team appearances following his Bosman arrival from Swiss side Basel.
The 25-year-old failed to impress whilst on loan with Genoa, making only four starts since joining in January, and his agent is not confident of another deal with the Rossoblu going through.
"I don't know whether Genoa will take up the option on his loan, but I don't think so," Walter Fernandez told the Sunderland Echo.
"I would be surprised, although I've not heard anything from them.
"It is normal that he will go back to Sunderland for the start of pre-season."
Fernandez expects plenty of suitors for the former Swiss Under-21 international, albeit he does not believe there is anything imminent in terms of an approach to Sunderland.
"I am sure there is a lot of interest from elsewhere," he added.
"For Cabral, his dream is to play in England.
"It was always his first-choice (last summer) but his first six months at Sunderland were obviously very, very disappointing."