Tottenham midfielder Tom Huddlestone must accept a pay-cut to move to Sunderland.

The Evening Chronicle says the Wearsiders are believed to have agreed a £5m fee for England international Huddlestone, who has been given permission by Spurs to open talks over personal terms.

But the 26-year-old will have to take a pay cut to join the Black Cats, who are willing to pay no more than £35,000 per week for a player who is currently on £40,000 per week at White Hart Lane.