Sunderland to close deal for Man City's Ben Haim today

Sunderland are reviving talks for Manchester City defender Tal Ben Haim.

Sunderland are reviving talks for Manchester City defender Tal Ben Haim.

The Northern Echo says discussions between the Israeli centre-back's representatives and chairman Niall Quinn have left Ben-Haim on the verge of a loan move until the end of the season.

And the 26-year-old, who has struggled to become a regular at Manchester City since a £6m move from Chelsea in the summer, is expected to travel up to the North-East today to finalise the deal.

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