Cisse set for Sunderland
Marseille agree to loan striker to Black Cats
Last Updated: 20/08/08 1:08pm
Cisse: Primed for Sunderland
Marseille have confirmed that there is an 'agreement in principle' for Djibril Cisse to join Sunderland on a season-long loan deal.
Former Liverpool striker Cisse has been strongly linked with a return to the Premier League over the summer.
Bolton Wanderers were mooted as suitors of the France international, but he is now set for a move to the Stadium of Light.
The French club's chairman Pape Diouf has revealed that there is a deal in place for Cisse to spend the season with Roy Keane's side.
Details to be sorted
"An agreement in principle has been reached between OM and Sunderland for the loan of Djibril Cisse to the English club until the end of the season," Diouf told the club's official website.
"Some details still need to be sorted out ahead of the confirmation of the loan."
Black Cats boss Keane revealed earlier on Wednesday that he was hoping to bring in more new signings within the next 48 hours.
Keane had agreed deals for three players, and was also aiming to land a fourth, with Cisse the first of those set to arrive in the North East.
Cisse has spent the past two years at Marseille after originally joining the club on loan following an injury-hit stint at Liverpool.