South Korea international Ki Sung-Yeung is due to become Paolo Di Canio's 11th summer signing on a season-long loan to Sunderland from Swansea.
The Press Association is reporting that he travelled to Wearside on Friday to take a medical on Saturday morning.
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Patrick van Aanholt's first half goal for Palace leaves Boro in deeply troubled waters.
Newcastle put a disastrous opening forty-five minutes behind them to salvage a point against relegation-threatened Bristol City.
Stephen Kerr was last seen in Bradford on Saturday, February, the 25th but is believed to be travelling around County Durham.