Gardner set for Sunderland talks
Sky Sports sources understand Craig Gardner will hold talks with Sunderland on Wednesday.
Last Updated: 29/06/11 8:41am
Sky Sports sources understand Birmingham midfielder Craig Gardner will hold talks with Sunderland on Wednesday.
Gardner has been tipped to be one of several players to leave St Andrews following Blues' relegation to the Championship on the final day of last season.
And Sky Sports revealed over the weekend that the Black Cats were leading the race for the 24-year-old former Aston Villa player.
Wearside boss Steve Bruce has money to spend in the transfer market this summer following the £20million sale of midfielder Jordan Henderson to Liverpool.
Gardner was one of the stand-out performers for Birmingham last season as they secured Carling Cup glory, but his 11 goals from midfield could not prevent his hometown club from sliding out of the Premier League.
A fee, believed to be in the region of £5million, has already been agreed between the two clubs, with discussions now due to take place between the player and his prospective new employers.