Sunderland midfielder Jack Colback is set to complete move to arch rivals Newcastle on a free transfer, according to the Daily Mail.
Despite being a boyhood Newcastle fan, Colback is a product of the Black Cats youth system and has played for the side 115 times since making his debut in 2008.
Colback will join players such as Chris Waddle, Andy Cole and Lee Clark who have crossed the divide and played for both clubs.
The Mail also cites that Colback turned down a lucrative offer from West Ham to sign for the Magpies.
This move has been likened to the one Sol Campbell made in 2001 when he joined Arsenal from arch rivals Tottenham.
It will be the Toon's first permanent transfer for 18 months.
Newcastle fans will be hoping that their club will not just rely on free transfers, but will invest the money that they have received through the sale of Yohan Cabaye and Demba Ba.
The Black Cats boss however will have to continue to rebuild after joint top goalscorer Fabio Borini has returned to Anfield following a successful loan spell.
The Italian wants to break through into the first team at Liverpool to help them go one better next season.
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