Sunderland boss Steve Bruce is preparing an £8 million bid for Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe.

The Daily Mail says Bruce may even be ready to sacrifice record signing Asamoah Gyan as part of a deal that would cost Spurs £5m.

. Bruce has contacted Spurs about Defoe, Roman Pavlyuchenko and Peter Crouch.

But he is wary of the club after wrangling over Darren Bent's move north two years ago.

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