Last Updated: Mon, 17 Jun 2013 15:01
Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio has vowed to punish any player who returns from their summer break much heavier than when they left.
The controversial Black Cats boss claimed the squad that he inherited at the club was not fit enough to compete properly in the Premier League and has vowed to get them fitter.
He now claims that anyone who returns weighing 2kg more than when they left at the end of last season will be heavily fined.
Speaking to reporters, Di Canio said: "Obviously the players have a programme to follow so that they are ready when pre-season begins.
"When we start, we will not start that heavy, but there will still be a great deal to do and they have to be ready.
"Everyone who comes back with more than 2kg over what their weight should be, we're going to fine them. We test them before they go so everyone knows how they finished the season."
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