Manchester United defender Jonny Evans will join Sunderland's promotion push after agreeing a loan deal.
Jonny Evans is ready to join Sunderland's promotion push
The 19-year-old N Ireland star could line-up alongside United team-mate Phil Bardsley after the pair held talks with Black Cats' boss Roy Keane.
Keane said: "Jonny looks a done deal. I am absolutely delighted with that because he will be a top player.
"He is young, hungry and he is a tough lad. I have seen him play enough times. He will come here next week."
Keane added: "Phil Bardsley came up here on Wednesday, had a look around and we had a good chat.
"He is having a few days to think things over and hopefully he will come back with a positive answer."