Sunderland's transfer business is ramping up with Everton duo Darron Gibson and Bryan Oviedo set for medicals ahead of Tuesday night's 11pm deadline.
Manager David Moyes is looking to complete permanent deals for the duo, with medicals reported to be taking place today.
Their arrivals will strengthen the links between Moyes and his former side Everton, with the former Toffees boss bringing several familiar faces to Wearside.
Moyes managed the pair during his time at Goodison Park and is looking to bring them to Wearside to help bolster his injury-hit squad.
Sunderland are in need of a new left-back with Patrick van Aanholt set to complete his deal to Crystal Palace today in a deal worth up to £14million.
Costa Rica defender Oviedo, 26, is a left-back and Republic of Ireland Gibson, 29, is a central midfielder..
Moyes has already signed former Everton players Steven Pienaar, Victor Anichebe and Joleon Lescott on free transfers since arriving on Wearside.