Stoke agree Cattermole deal

Stoke City have agreed a deal with Sunderland to sign Lee Cattermole, Sky Sports has reported.

The Potters have made more than one bid for the midfielder after their initial offer was rejected by the Black Cats. The agreed fee is said to be in the region of £5m and Cattermole is to have a medical with Stoke before the move can go ahead.

Sunderland signed Liam Bridcutt from Brighton and Hove Albion on Friday morning but if Cattermole does complete the move to the Britannia Stadium, Sunderland manager Gus Poyet will attempt to add another midfielder, said to be based in Britain, before the transfer deadline at 11pm.

Cattermole moved to the Stadium of Light in 2009 after spending a year at Wigan Athletic. The Middlesbrough youth product was taken back to the north east by Steve Bruce, who brought him to the Latics.

In his four-and-a-half years on Wearside, Cattermole made 106 appearances, without scoring. He made 35 appearances for Wigan, having played 93 times for Middlesbrough.

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