Ipswich striker Connor Wickham is expected to undergo a medical with Sunderland within the next 24 hours.
Press Association Sport understands the Black Cats have moved swiftly after submitting a formal offer in excess of £8million for the 18-year-old and plan to carry out the checks as soon as possible.
In addition, Birmingham midfielder Craig Gardner is due on Wearside on Wednesday for talks with manager Steve Bruce hoping for a major double breakthrough.
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