Sunderland set to swoop
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Sunderland are set to seal the signature of Chester City defender Danny Collins.Sunderland are set to seal the signature of Chester City defender Danny Collins.
Mick McCarthy has beaten off stern competition for the 24-year-old - who is in his first season in league football.
Sheffield United were known to be very keen on Collins, while the likes of Everton and Manchester City were also believed to be interested, but Sunderland are now closing in on a deal.
It is believed a fee for Collins could reach up to £250,000 after appearances, but the initial payment is understood to be less than half.
The 24-year-old has played the majority of his career in non-league having moved to Chester from Buckley Town in 2002.
Collins arrived at Chester as a forward and was only converted to defence by the then Blues boss Mark Wright.
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