John Mensah has signed for Sunderland, according to the player's own official website.
However there has been no confirmation of a deal from SAFC.

Mensah told www.johntherock5.com: "I just signed for my new club this evening and am now going to play for Sunderland again.

"I'm happy to be back at the Stadium of Light, especially to meet Steve Bruce, Eric Black, my team mates and the lovely supporters of Sunderland: it's like a dream come true; they make me happy and I thank God for such a renewal.

The player's agent Fabien Pivaeteau is quoted as saying: "John is going to Sunderland but not on loan as is being reported. The deal is a little bit complex and I will brief you later. Right now it's too early to say anything".

The site reports that Mensah will rubber stamp the deal once a work permit is granted.