Sunderland have reportedly agreed a fee with Turkish side Bursaspor for France Under-21 midfielder Alfred N'Diaye.
The 21-year-old is now understood to be travelling to Wearside for a medical and to discuss terms with the Black Cats. If the deal goes ahead, the player will be become Martin O'Neill's first signing of the January transfer window.
N'Diaye began his career with Ligue 1 club Nancy before moving to Bursaspor in July 2011.
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