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Sunderland launch £10m Crouch bid

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Peter Crouch has scored 12 times for Spurs since rejoining in 2009 © PA Photos
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Sunderland are interested in bringing Tottenham striker Peter Crouch to the Stadium of Light, according to reports.

Black Cats boss Steve Bruce has made no secret of his hopes to add firepower to his side before the close of the transfer window on Wednesday.

And it is suggested Crouch is a top target, amid claims a £10 million bid has been lodged. But Spurs are rumoured to be holding out for an offer in excess of that figure, casting doubt over whether a deal will be struck.

Crouch, 30, re-joined Spurs from Portsmouth in 2009 for £9 million and has since made 73 Premier League appearances for the club, scoring 12 times.

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