Stoke ready to close deal for Sunderland skipper Whitehead

Sunderland skipper Dean Whitehead is set for a move to Stoke City. The Daily Mail says Whitehead is set to open talks with fellow Premier League side Stoke City.

Sunderland skipper Dean Whitehead is set for a move to Stoke City.

The Daily Mail says Whitehead is set to open talks with fellow Premier League side Stoke City.

Stoke boss Tony Pulis is a long-term admirer of midfielder Whitehead, who joined Sunderland for just £150,000 from Oxford five years ago, and he had a £2 million bid rejected by Sunderland in January.