Darren Bent is undergoing a medical at Sunderland ahead of his proposed move from Tottenham.
Sunderland moved for the England striker more than a week ago, after they missed out on the signing of Peter Crouch - ironically to Spurs.
But Steve Bruce has become increasingly frustrated at the lack of progress and made his feelings known over the weekend.
Interest from the likes of Hull City and Stoke has delayed talks, but Bent has always made it quite clear that his heart was set on a move to Wearside.
Now Bent has flown to the North East and is undergoing a medical after the two clubs came to an agreement over a fee.
It is not known how much the deal is worth, but reports claim it will be around the £14million mark.
The deal will represent a club record for Sunderland, and will take their summer spending to more than £20million following on from the arrivals of Lorik Cana, Frazier Campbell and Paulo da Silva.