Sunderland boss Roy Keane is wrapping up a £2.4 million deal for Stoke City defender Danny Higginbotham today.

The Sun says Keane failed with a £2m bid in the off-season.

Former Manchester United trainee Higginbotham, 28, played a couple of games alongside Keane in 1999.

Higgy will move in the next 48 hours after a medical, pushing Keane's summer spending to over £30m.

Keane is also confident of bringing in ex-Old Trafford striker Andy Cole, 36, for the season.