7 July 2011, 09:41
It looks like United's Wes Brown and John O'Shea could be about to sign on the dotted line at Sunderland.
O'Shea's expected on Wearside today to undergo a medical, hot on the heels of Brown who had one last night.
Sunderland boss Steve Bruce has targetted the pair as well as midfielder Darron Gibson, several weeks ago when the Black Cats had a joint bid of more than £12million accepted for the three.
Gibson was quick to indicate his willingness to consider a move to the Stadium of Light, but that deal has proved to be the most problematic.
However, first 31-year-old Brown and now O'Shea have edged ever closer to accepting Sunderland's offer to add experience and know-how to a defence which was badly affected by injuries last season.