West Ham are tightlipped on reports that Anton Ferdinand is on his way to Sunderland.

They have refused to comment on reports that defender Ferdinand is set to complete a £6million switch to Sunderland in the next 48 hours despite firm indications the fee has been agreed between the two clubs.

The former England Under-21 international is set to be unveiled as one of three major signings at the Stadium of Light according to reports, although neither club will comment.

The move is now thought to hinge upon the younger brother of Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand settling personal terms to join Roy Keane's Black Cats.