SUNDERLAND are set to complete the signing of Bristol City defender Bailey Wright within the next 24 hours.

Wright has travelled to Wearside to complete a medical and finalise the personal terms of his switch from Ashton Gate.

The Australian centre-half was due to become a free agent in the summer, and Sunderland have agreed a minimal fee that will see him make a permanent switch to the Stadium of Light.

Luton Town also attempted to sign Wright last week, but Sunderland have won the battle for his signature.

A 27-year-old with 24 senior Australia caps, Wright skippered Bristol City and was Phil Parkinson's leading defensive target from the moment he was appointed as Black Cats boss.

He will become Sunderland's second January signing, following Kyle Lafferty, who signed a short-term deal to the end of the season.

Parkinson is hoping to make up to four signings before the transfer window closes, with Liam Boyce and Antoine Semenyo both leading attacking options and Cardiff's Will Vaulks the latest midfielder to be linked with a possible move to Wearside.