Sunderland boss Steve Bruce remains hopeful over Bordeaux striker Marouane Chamakh.

The Journal says Bruce is hoping Bordeaux see common sense regarding the future of Chamakh. The Wearsiders have offered around £6m for the Moroccan, but his French club are holding out for nearer £10m before they let him move to England.

Bruce, though, knows the player is keen to come to the Stadium of Light, which strengthens Sunderland's bargaining position.