Tottenham defender Pascal Chimbonda is set to complete his move to Sunderland today.

The Guardian says Chimbonda is set to join Teemu Tainio in swapping Tottenham for Sunderland having passing a medical in the North-east last night. A deal for Chimbonda was "close" and the full-back could be presented as a Sunderland player as early as this afternoon.

He and Tainio could soon be joined by Younes Kaboul, who has agreed personal terms with the club and is due to have a medical this morning. Roy Keane, though, is still waiting to hear whether Steed Malbranque intends following in his Spurs team-mates' footsteps.

"We are still very hopeful Malbranque will sign for us," said the Sunderland manager yesterday, soon after signing the veteran Ireland goalkeeper Nick Colgan from Ipswich as cover for Craig Gordon.