Sunderland have struck terms with Tottenham for Tom Huddlestone.

The London Evening Standard says Huddlestone is on the verge of joining Sunderland after the two clubs agreed a £5million fee.

Fulham were also looking to buy the 26-year-old after Spurs made him available for transfer this summer but Sunderland are the ones that have been prepared to meet the asking price.

He is believed to be on around £40,000 a week at White Hart Lane but Sunderland are only prepared to pay the England international £35,000 a week.