Sunderland are close to securing a deal with free agent James McFadden.
The Sunderland Chronicle says the playerâ€™s agent, Rob Segal, that he expected a deal until at least the end of this season to be done soon this week.
The Scotland striker will now be available for the derby a week on Sunday.
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