Sunderland have given Emmanuel Eboué notice that they intend to terminate his contract, after he was banned from all football for a year by FIFA.
He is suspended because he owes money to his former agent, it is reported.
The origins of the case involve a decision passed by the single judge of the FIFA Players’ Status Committee in July 2013 regarding a contractual dispute.
According to Eboué, he was ordered to pay the players’ agent Sébastien Boisseau an amount owed to him based on the representation agreement between the two parties.
Eboué appealed to CAS against the FIFA Disciplinary Committee’s decision, but the appeal was dismissed and the decision of the Disciplinary Committee confirmed in full.
Following the expiry of the final deadline granted, Boisseau requested that the one-year ban be imposed on Eboué in accordance with the decision of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee
The ex-Arsenal defender is yet to play for Sunderland since joining on a short-term deal earlier this month .
He has two weeks to appeal his employers’ decision.
Eboué will be free to play again if he pays the outstanding money.