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Sunderland boss Bruce not giving up on Tottenham striker Pavlyuchenko

Sunderland boss Steve Bruce is desperate to land Tottenham striker Roman Pavlyuchenko.

The People says Bruce will make a new move for Tottenham striker Pavlyuchenko in the next ­window.

Bruce failed in a deal to land the Russian hit man on loan when Spurs pulled the plug in the final hours - and left him having to settle for Nicklas Bendtner from Arsenal.

Pavlyuchenko, 29, was poised to go to Wearside but Spurs ­supremo Daniel Levy changed his mind ­because he could not land a suitable replacement with Peter Crouch heading out of the door.

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