According to a report in the Sunderland Echo, Will Buckley will be the next player to leave Sunderland in the January transfer window.
The Black Cats have already agreed to extend Liam Bridcutt’s loan at Leeds United in the early days of the transfer window, as Sam Allardyce plans a mini clear-out at the Stadium of Light.
It seems that Buckley could be set to follow Bridcutt out of the exit door, with Birmingham City set to sign the winger.
Birmingham lost their prized asset, Demarai Gray, to Leicester City, and they have identified Buckley as his replacement.
After agreeing a fee with Sunderland, which is believed to be around £1 million, Birmingham now have to discuss personal terms with the 26-year-old.
It is believed that the deal could go through in the coming days, with the transfer very close to completion.
Buckley could be the first of a number of players to leave Sunderland on a permanent basis during the transfer window, with Allardyce reportedly keen to make room for new additions.