Sunderland set to complete £5m Graham move

The Swansea City striker is poised to join the Stadium of Light outfit despite having held out for a move to the Black Cats' north-east rivals Newcastle
By Wayne Veysey | Chief Correspondent

Danny Graham is set to sign for Sunderland after they agreed a fee of around £5 million with Swansea City, understands.

The striker returned to the north-east on Wednesday night after being involved in Swansea’s goalless draw against Martin O’Neill’s team on Tuesday.

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Graham has been keen to push through a move to Sunderland despite the Welsh club insisting he was not for sale.

However, Swansea have finally relented and Graham is poised to undertake a medical with the Black Cats and complete the formalities of a move to the Stadium of Light.

Graham had been holding out for a move to boyhood club Newcastle United after learning of interest from Alan Pardew last week.

But, as revealed by on Monday, the 27-year-old had settled on Sunderland and a return to his native north-east despite being jeered by fans of the club for his Newcastle links during Tuesday’s match.

O’Neill has targeted the striker to take some of the goalscoring pressure off Steven Fletcher at the Stadium of Light.

Graham has been pushed down the Swans’ pecking order following the arrival of Michu last summer, who has made a huge impact at the club.

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