Manchester City defender Wayne Bridge is undergoing a medical at Sunderland ahead of a proposed loan move, according to reports here Tuesday.

The 31-year-old former England international has only played once for manager Roberto Mancini this season in a 2-0 League Cup win over Birmingham on September 21.

Bridge joined City from Chelsea in a 12million move in January 2009, but has managed only 58 appearances in his three years with the club.

Bridge, who has 30 senior England caps, would fill a position which has been vacant for some time at the Stadium of Light.

He began his career with home-town club Southampton and hit the big time when he was snapped up by Chelsea in a 7million deal in July 2003.

Source: AFP