Gyan leaves Black Cats
Sunderland striker Asamoah Gyan has completed a permanent move to United Arab Emirates side Al-Ain.
The 26-year-old Ghana international, who spent most of last season on loan at the club, has sealed a transfer on undisclosed terms as expected.
It is understood Al-Ain paid the Black Cats around £6million for Gyan's temporary stay and will hand over a similar fee to secure his services on a long-term basis.
A Sunderland statement said: "Sunderland AFC can confirm that Ghana international Asamoah Gyan has joined United Arab Emirates side Al-Ain on a permanent deal.
"The striker initially joined the recently-crowned Etisalat Pro-League champions on loan in September 2011 but will now remain in the Gulf state after the clubs agreed undisclosed terms."
The news comes as no surprise after the club's chief executive Carlo Nohra indicated earlier this week that an announcement was imminent.