Black Cats close on Richardson
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Sunderland are widely reported to have agreed a deal for Kieran Richardson.Sunderland are widely reported to have agreed a deal with Manchester United for Kieran Richardson.
The England midfielder is now due in the North East to hold talks with a view to finalising a move to Wearside.
It is believed Sunderland have agreed to pay United £5.5 million for the 22-year-old - who has come through the youth ranks at Old Trafford.
Manchester City's new chief Sven Goran Eriksson - who gave Richardson his international debut - is also thought to be keen.
However, Richardson's former United team-mate Roy Keane appears on course to secure his signature.