Black Cat set for exit
Al Ain chief executive officer Carlo Nohra expects to announce the signing of Sunderland striker Asamoah Gyan in the near future.
The Ghanaian is still officially a Sunderland player after being on loan at Al Ain for the past season but they are keen to make the deal a permanent one and the Black Cats will definitely not stand in their way.
Nohra has claimed the deal is 95% done and it is now expected that he will sign a three-year deal after undergoing a medical at the club this coming weekend.
He told reporters: "Regarding Gyan there's nothing yet, but we are positive about him staying with us for a few more years. Things will become clear soon."
Sunderland banked around £6million in a loan fee when they negotiated Gyan's temporary move to the Middle East in September last year, and are understood to be in line to receive a similar fee if and when the frontman finally severs his ties with the club.