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Sunderland close in on Wickham deal

Sunderland close in on Wickham deal

Sunderland have agreed terms with Ipswich Town for star striker Connor Wickham, according to reports on Wednesday morning. It is understood a 9m GBP fee has been agreed.

Wickham is expected in Sunderland to thrash out personal terms and also undergo a medical with the Black Cats' medical team.

Ipswich are reluctant to sell their star player though, with coach Paul Jewell saying: "We don't want to sell Connor Wickham, but if he wants to leave and the right offer comes in then we'll have to consider it.

"But until then - Connor's never given me any indication he wants to leave - our backs aren't against the wall, we're in control of the situation."