AZ Alkmaar have confirmed Sunderland’s bid for Jozy Altidore has been accepted.
USA international Altidore, 23, is now allowed to speak to Sunderland to agree a deal and could have a medical as early as Monday.
A statement on the Eredivisie side’s official website read: “AZ Alkmaar and Sunderland reached an agreement on the transfer of Jozy Altidore on Friday.
“If the 23-year-old forward reaches an agreement with the Premier League club and passes a medical examination, he will sign a contract lasting several years in England. At AZ, Altidore had a contract until 2015.”
ESPN FC had been informed that AZ were seeking between €8 million and €10 million for Altidore.
The former Hull City and Villarreal player moved to AZ two years ago and has scored 38 goals in 67 appearances for the Eredivisie club.