Sunderland are close to finalising a deal for Yann M’Vila after the French international arrived in the North East to put the finishing touches to his loan switch.
The Black Cats have had to be patient in their move for M’Vila over recent days after paperwork problems have delayed his move from Russian club Ruben Kazan.
But the midfielder is now on Wearside to discuss personal terms and undergo a medical, ahead of a season-long loan deal.
M’Vila is one of two midfielders that Sunderland are on the verge of signing, with Leroy Fer’s move from QPR expected to be confirmed today.
Fer underwent a medical and held discussions with Sunderland yesterday over a season-long loan switch from relegated QPR.
And as the Echo reported today, Sunderland are also hoping for a potential third loan deal after holding talks with Manchester United over winger Adnan Januzaj.