Sunderland midfielder Daniel Neil is set to snub Wolves and sign a new three-year deal, Football Insider can exclusively reveal.

The young midfielder, 18, has attracted interest from the Premier League elite after graduating from the Black Cats academy.

A Sunderland source has told Football Insider that Neil is poised to put pen to paper on a new contract running until 2023 after a breakthrough in talks.

This comes after recent new attempts from Wolves to lure the youngster from the Stadium of Light.

He has also been subject of enquiries from Leeds United and Newcastle United in this window.

There were fears that Neil could become the latest highly prized youngster in recent times to quit Sunderland.

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But the club have convinced him to stay after making clear he has a pathway to their first team.

Neil has already made two competitive appearances for the club, including in the EFL Trophy this season.

The goalscoring midfielder was also on the bench for their EFL Cup defeat to Hull City earlier this month.

He has already played 29 matches at Under-23s level after being a regular goalscorer from midfield for the Under-18s.

Sunderland have seen a vast number of top academy products quit their ranks in the last two years.

Among those, Josh Maja and Balu Mumba were the most high-profile departures but they have also lost Sam Greenwood to Arsenal before he then moved to Leeds United, Luca Stephenson to Liverpool and Logan Pye and Jordan Hugill to Man United.

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