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Sunderland winger Will Buckley set to join Leeds

Leeds have agreed a deal to sign Sunderland winger Will Buckley on loan but will delay the deal until the end of next week, Press Association Sport understands.

Buckley, 25, is scheduled to join the club on a 93-day emergency loan and is expected to join his new team-mates for training this week.

But completion of the move will be put on hold until Leeds' home league game against Birmingham on October 3 to ensure Buckley is available for the whole of the Christmas fixture programme.

Leeds were reported to have held talks with the former Brighton midfielder over a possible move during the summer and despite the recent arrivals of fellow wingers Stuart Dallas and Jordan Botaka, head coach Uwe Rosler is keen to add him to his squad.

Buckley started out at Rochdale and joined Watford for an undisclosed fee in 2010 before Brighton signed him for £1million in the summer of 2011.

Sunderland paid £2.5million to take Buckley to Wearside in August 2014 and although he made a total of 25 appearances for them in his first season, he has yet to feature for the Black Cats in the current campaign.

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