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TRANSFER LATEST: Sunderland closing in on the signing of Wigan Athletic midfielder Max Power

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He’s got the best name in football and he’s on his way to Sunderland - Wigan Athletic midfielder Max Power is headed to Wearside to discuss personal terms and undergo a medical.

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Sunderland are hoping to add to their midfield ranks with the signing of Wigan Athletic’s Max Power before the transfer deadline for permanent deals

Roker Report understands that the club are confident of a finalising a deal to bring the midfielder to the Stadium of Light on a permanent contract, and he’s on his way up for a medical after the two clubs agreed a fee on Wednesday evening.

Power was expected to move to another club, but Sunderland have nipped in ahead of them and he’s now headed here instead to put the final touches to a deal which will spell the end of three exciting years for him with the Greater Manchester club.

Power was left out of the starting line-up for Wigan’s opening game of the season last week, with manager Paul Cook preferring the experience of former Sunderland midfielder Darron Gibson, and Jack Ross is hoping to take advantage of the player slipping down the pecking order.

The 25-year-old has 142 appearances for Wigan since signing from Tranmere Rovers in 2015 and he has a lot of League One experience. Out of 269 senior appearances, 148 of them have been in League One - he has also had a season in both the Championship and League Two.

He was a mainstay in the Wigan side that won League One last year and contributed five goals and seven assists over the course of the season.