Wolverhampton Wanderers are poised to take their summer spending to around £12 million today by completing the signing of defender Greg Halford from Sunderland.
Molineux officials are expected to confirm the arrival of the £2 million rated full-back to conclude a busy week of transfer activity for the newly-promoted Premier League club.
Halford will join £6.5 million Kevin Doyle and £1.2 million Andrew Surman, who arrived on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively, while Wolves have also splashed out £2.6 million on Nenad Milijas and signed Marcus Hahnemann on a free transfer.
Halford will be brought in to provide cover and competition for player-of-the-season Kevin Foley at right-back after Wolves moved in ahead of Sheffield United, where the 24-year-old was on loan last season.
The former Colchester player found first-team opportunities limited at the Stadium of Light after joining Sunderland from Reading for £3 million, making just three appearances.
Wolves are hopeful of sealing a work permit for Milijas to complete the Serbian international captain’s move from Red Star Belgrade after manager Mick McCarthy and chief executive Jez Moxey made representations to a panel at the Football League headquarters in Preston yesterday.
Wolves have not commented on reports that Leicester City have lodged a £1.5 million bid for their Republic of Ireland striker Andy Keogh.