Leroy Fer has failed a medical on Wearside ahead of a proposed move to Sunderland, according to Sky Sports.
The Queens Park Rangers midfielder was expected to complete a deal with the Black Cats that would see him join the club on a season-long loan, with him to be signed on before the start of the new campaign, but, upon arriving in the city to complete the final details, Fer has failed his medical with the club.
Problems with medicals continue to trouble both parties
This is not the first time that the Dutchman has failed a medical in his career, having done the same two years ago ahead of a move to another Premier League club in Everton. This then led to Fer joining Norwich City instead, with whom he was relegated at the end of season.
Sunderland too have had problems with medicals already this summer, with defender Nicolas Lombaerts failing one last month ahead of a potential move from Zenit St. Petersburg.
M'Vila move remains on track
Despite this setback, Dick Advocaat can be happy that a potential deal for Rubin Kazan's Yann M'Vila will still go ahead, with the Frenchman expected to be unveiled as a Sunderland player before the team start their new season against Leicester City on Saturday.
The defensive midfielder was initially expected to complete a permanent move, but it is now understood that this will be a season-long loan instead.
Whether Advocaat will pursue another target after Fer failed his medical today remains unclear for now, though he was rumoured to be interested in Tottenham Hotspur's Moussa Dembele earlier in the transfer window.
Yet, Spurs are looking to bring in more recruits before deciding to sell the Belgian, having let six first team players go already this summer, with four of these being midfielders.