Sky Sports News understands Sunderland have agreed a fee with Manchester United for Fraizer Campbell.
United are thought to have accepted a bid in the region of £5million for Campbell as Steve Bruce looks to make the striker his first signing at the Stadium of Light.
Hull had been leading the chase for Campbell after agreeing a deal with United earlier this summer, but now Sunderland hope to beat their Premier League rivals to the 21-year-old.
Campbell spent most of last season on loan at Tottenham as a makeweight in the deal that took Dimitar Berbatov to Old Trafford.
Bruce has made striking reinforcements one of his top priorities on Wearside after deciding not to take up the option to sign Djbril Cisse on a permanent basis.
Campbell is now expected to travel to Sunderland to hold talks and undergo a medical ahead of a possible move to the Stadium of Light.
Bruce is also thought to be interested in signing Portsmouth's Peter Crouch and Tottenham's Darren Bent as he looks to bolster his squad for the start of the new season.