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Larsson keeps options open

Seb Larsson has revealed he would be open to the possibility of signing a new deal at Sunderland.

Larsson is out of contract at the Stadium of Light this summer and it seemed like the former Arsenal youngster would leave the club upon the expiration of his contract.

However, Larsson is keeping his options open and has refused to rule out extending his stay on Wearside.

"I've never closed the door. It depends on what the conversations provide, what the club want and I want," Larsson is quoted as saying in The Journal.

"We've had a turbulent two years, but purely socially and in terms of football it has been a good place to be even though it's been up and down. But that does not mean I have signed for them."

Larsson, who has attracted the interest of a number of foreign clubs, has admitted that staying in England would be his preferred option even if he does not end up staying at Sunderland.

"While I have been in England a long time and I feel incredibly good in England," added Larrson. "We thrive socially and in terms of football. I will say it again. Overall, it is the best and most exciting league in the world, I think.

"Thinking about leaving if there is a chance to stay would be pretty difficult. But I'm still open. We look at the options available and will pick out the one that feels best."