Wahbi Khazri's move from Sunderland to Saint-Etienne is '90 per cent done' - with just some minor contract issues to resolve.
Reports in France today claim the transfer should be resolved soon after Khazri and his agent held discussions over the finer details of the player's deal with the Ligue 1 club.
Khazri sparkled on loan at Rennes last season during a loan spell which saw him score nine goals in 24 Ligue 1 appearances, helping them to qualify for next season’s Europa League.
Rennes were hopeful of making the move permanent, but the Tunisian's form attracted the attention of other French sides, and Saint-Etienne convinced Khazri to join them at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard.
Khazri, who underwent a medical earlier this week, is now expected to put pen to paper once discrepancies between what was agreed verbally and what was then in the player’s contract are sorted out.
French sources insist there isn't anything major to worry about, with L’Equipe claiming the deal is ‘90%’ done.
The transfer will bring in some much needed money into Sunderland's coffers. Reports in France claim that the fee could be around £6million but this could later rise to £9million.