Transfer news: Sunderland agree deal for Manchester City midfielder Jack Rodwell
Last Updated: 05/08/14 3:54pm
Jack Rodwell is at Sunderland's training ground as he nears a move to the North East on a five-year deal.
Jack Rodwell has arrived in Sunderland as Gus Poyet closes in on a deal for the Manchester City midfielder.
Sunderland have been in advanced talks for the England international and a fee of around £10m has been agreed between the two clubs on a five-year contract.
The 23-year-old made just 10 appearances for City last season having been hampered by a series of injuries since his arrival from Everton in a £12million move in the summer of 2012.
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The arrival of Fernando from Porto has increased the competition for places in City's star-studded line-up.
The Southport-born player is keen for regular first-team football as he looks to kick-start his career and boost his chances of adding to his three England caps, the last of which came against Brazil in a friendly at the Maracana in June 2013.
Poyet's transfer business so far this summer has been of the low-key variety, with Jordi Gomez, Billy Jones and Costel Pantilimon signing on free transfers and Chelsea fringe player Patrick van Aarnholt also arriving.
A £14m move for Fabio Borini, who spent last season in Wearside on loan, has stalled after he suffered a shoulder injury during Liverpool's pre-season tour of the United States.