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Paddy McNair celebrates a goal for Sunderland.
Paddy McNair celebrates a goal for Sunderland.

Sunderland midfielder Paddy McNair is on the brink of joining Middlesbrough after a deal was resurrected.

Sunderland accepted a bid of just of £5 million last week but the Teesside club pulled out of the running, upset that the player was, in their view, still being offered to potentially interested clubs.

Stewart Donald rejected any potential Sunderland role in that on twitter, saying: "The club hasn’t accepted any bids other than from Middlesbrough. The agent is trying to see what other clubs are interested – I can’t stop that. Sunderland have done nothing wrong.We had an acceptable bid from [Middlesbrough] and said you can speak to the player, nothing more nothing less."

The move was resurrected over the weekend and McNair was due to undergo a medical on Teesside this afternoon ahead of his move back to the Championship.

League One Sunderland, meanwhile, are closing in on a double signing.

The Black Cats are hopeful of signing forward Chris Maguire and out-of-contract goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin within the next 24-hours.

Both are due on Wearside for medicals after talks were held over personal terms.

Wigan Athletic have been linked with a summer move for Sunderland winger Callum McManaman (The Sun).

The wideman remains under contract at the Stadium of Light and it remains to be seen whether Sunderland would be keen on a loan move.

New Derby County boss Frank Lampard wants to sign Hibernian's £3m-rated Scottish midfielder John McGinn, 23. (Mail)

West Brom could move for Northampton goalkeeper Richard O'Donnell, 29, with 35-year-old Ben Foster linked with a move away from the Championship club. (Express and Star)

Preston defender Tommy Spurr could be on the move from Deepdale this summer in the search for a run of regular first-team football (Lancashire Evening Post).

The 30-year-old has found games hard to come by in his two seasons at PNE, although injury played a big part in that last term. Sunderland and Oldham have been linked.