Emanuel Giaccherini will complete his move from Juventus to Sunderland this week.

The 28-year old Italy international has linked up with the Black Cats at their preseason training camp in Northern Italy and will now undergo a medical before a £8.5million transfer is complete.

Serie A champions Juventus cannot necessarily assure Giaccherini regular first team football but Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio will have a spot for him on the wing or as an attacking midfielder.

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