Sunderland are expected to close the signing of West Ham defender Anton Ferdinand today.
The Sun says Ferdinand will today complete an £8million switch to Sunderland.
Ferdinand thought long and hard about moving to Wearside but has now given boss Keane the green light.
The centre-back, 23, rejected a move to Newcastle in the off-season.
But he has decided to quit Upton Park in a bid to kick-start his career after meeting with Keane last week.