Will Grigg is having a medical at MK Dons ahead of loan move from Sunderland, Football Insider understands.

This site revealed earlier today that Russell Martin’s side had hijacked Shrewsbury Town’s move for the 29-year-old.

A recruitment source has now told Football Insider that the striker is undergoing a medical as he puts the finishing touches on a move to Stadium MK.

Grigg has fallen out of favour at the Stadium of Light and has not started since the 1-1 draw with Wimbledon in mid-December.

Sunderland boss Lee Johnson has given the green light for the Northern Ireland international to leave the club following the arrival of Ross Stewart from Ross County.

The £3million signing from Wigan Athletic in January 2019 has struggled since arriving on Wearside and has not scored this season.

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He has made just 12 appearances for the Black Cats this term, with Charlie Wyke the first choice striker at the Stadium of Light.

Despite his indifferent form, MK Dons, Oxford United and Fleetwood Town all expressed an interest in signing the centre-forward before tonight’s 11pm deadline.

Grigg is among the top earners at Sunderland and club chiefs are keen to get him off the wage bill.

He has 18 months remaining on his contract.

The striker still boasts an impressive record in League One, his 300 appearances in the division, from spells at Walsall, Brentford, MK Dons and Wigan, have returned 101 goals.

He is now set to return to Stadium MK having previously joined the club on loan from Brentford for the 2014/15 campaign.

In other news, Preston North End are set to sign Anthony Gordon as Josh King closes in on a move to Everton.