Younes Kaboul has agreed personal terms with Sunderland ahead of a proposed move to the Stadium of Light, according to Sky Sports News.
The Tottenham defender held talks with Black Cats boss Roy Keane over the weekend and now appears to be on the brink of completing his transfer.
He is set to undergo a medical on Friday before putting pen-to-paper on a contract.
Kaboul's agent Rudy Raba claimed last week the Frenchman was not interested in joining Sunderland, with Portsmouth also in the running to sign him.
But he looks to have been convinced by Keane and could be one of four Spurs players to make the switch to Wearside.
Sunderland have already signed Teemu Tainio on a three-year deal and Pascal Chimbonda is expected to follow in the very near future.
Steed Malbranque has also met with Keane to discuss personal terms.