Tottenham defender Pascal Chimbonda is set to walk into Sunderland as the club's highest paid player.

The Sun says Black Cats boss Roy Keane will hand the French right-back a £56,000-a- week deal valid for the next four years.

The contract convinced Chimbonda, 29, to snub Everton and Newcastle - who were also trying to land his signature.

Chimbonda fell out with Spurs boss Juande Ramos after a public tantrum when he was subbed during the Carling Cup final against Chelsea.

Finnish midfielder Teemu Tainio, 28, is likely to join him for a Wearside medical.