Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has said that Phil Bardsley will be moving to Sunderland on loan next month.
Black Cats boss Roy Keane is also keen to sign United's Northern Ireland international Johnny Evans on a short-term basis, although Ferguson is still to agree to that deal.
"Roy has been in touch with regard to Johnny Evans and Phil Bardsley," Ferguson told MUTV.
"In the case of Phil, the deal has been agreed but with Johnny we're holding back a little bit so we can decide what the best thing for him is.
"We could decide to keep him here but, if he does go on loan, Sunderland would present the right type of challenge for him."