Sunderland agree fee for Campbell
Sunderland boss Steve Bruce hopes to push through his first summer signing over the weekend after agreeing a fee with Manchester United for Fraizer Campbell.
Press Association Sport understands United have accepted a bid of around £5million for the England Under-21 international, who has been courted by Hull in recent weeks.
Campbell is expected to head for the north-east to undergo a medical and discuss personal terms as Bruce steps up his efforts to strengthen the squad he inherited from Ricky Sbragia.
The Huddersfield-born 21-year-old has made just four senior appearances for United, but impressed during a loan spell at Hull during the 2007-08 season, when he scored 15 goals in 37 appearances.
He spent much of last season at Tottenham after joining the club on a temporary basis as part of the deal which took Dimitar Berbatov in the opposite direction.
The former United trainee made 22 appearances, 13 of them as a substitute, and scored three goals during his spell at White Hart Lane.
Bruce has been targeting strikers throughout the summer after the Black Cats decided not to take up an option on Djibril Cisse.
He is understood to have tabled an offer in the region of £11million for Portsmouth's England international Peter Crouch, and the Wearsiders have a long-standing interest in Spurs marksman Darren Bent, although it remains to be seen whether or not they are prepared to meet Harry Redknapp's asking price for the player.
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