Sunderland have today agreed a loan deal for Senegal International Kader Mangane.
The defender who can also play in midfield currenty plays his trade at Al Hilal and is set to visit England in the coming days to complete a medical.
A fee has been reported to be involved in the loan deal to bring the 29 year old to the club and he would join fellow midfielder Alfred N'Diaye who join Martin O'Neill's side earlier this week.
As Senegal didn't qualify for the African Cup of Nations which takes place in South Africa this month, the player will be available to play immediately, which will be a bonus to a side who have move away from the Premier League's relegation zone.
The player will sign a loan deal until the end of the season with a view to a permament move.
Al Hilal president Prince Abdulrahman said: "We received the official bid from Sunderland for Mangane."