Sunderland are set to complete the signing of Bordeaux midfielder Wahbi Khazri after agreeing a deal with the Ligue 1 club.
A statement on Bordeaux’s official website confirmed the departure of the player. Reports in France claim he has signed a four-and-a-half year deal with the Premier League side.
The statement read: “The club has reached an agreement with Sunderland AFC for the transfer of Wahbi Khazri.
“The playmaker has a great opportunity with the English club, and he was therefore allowed to go to England to negotiate with them.”
— FCGirondins Bordeaux (@girondins) January 29, 2016
Black Cats boss Sam Allardyce turned his full attention to Khazri after admitting defeat in his battle to sign Andre Ayew from relegation rivals Swansea.
The manager will consider the capture of Khazri a victory after reports this week that both Everton and Aston Villa were also tracking the player.
Khazri was featured in whoscored.com’s five cheapish potential transfer targets earlier this week.