Sunderland have pulled out of a deal to sign QPR’s Leroy Fer, due to the midfielder failing a medical.
The 25-year-old was on the verge of signing for the Black Cats subject to a medical, after he agreed personal terms with the North East club.
However, instead of the deal being completed, the Netherlands international has flown back to London after Sunderland were unhappy with the results of his medical.
This is the second time that the Black Cats have pulled out of a deal this summer.
Last month, Belgium international Nicolas Lombaert failed his medical ahead of a permanent transfer to the Stadium of Light from Zenit St Petersburg due to scans revealing that he has problems with his knee.
Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat has been a keen admirer of Fer for a while and wanted to bolster his attacking options by adding the Dutchman to his squad, despite the playmaker failing to avoid relegation with Queens Park Rangers and Norwich City in the last two campaigns.
The Black Cats, who finished 16th in the Premier League last term, are confident of landing France international Yann M’Vila from Russian side Rubin Kazan.
They are also hoping to go ahead with their ambitious bid to sign Manchester United starlet Adnan Januzaj on a season-long loan.
By Drew Darbyshire (@DarbySports)