Emanuele Giaccherini is just an announcement away from completing a move from Juventus to Sunderland.
The Azzurri international arrived at the English club’s Italian summer training base of Peschiera del Garga this afternoon.
The two sides are understood to have agreed a transfer fee in the region of €8m for the versatile midfielder.
Giaccherini, 28, joined the Turin giants in 2011 from Cesena. Originally signed on a co-ownership for €3m, Juve paid a further €4.25m a year later to net him outright.