Wolfsburg striker Patrick Helmes on Sunderland radar

Wolfsburg striker Patrick Helmes is on the Sunderland radar.

Wolfsburg striker Patrick Helmes is on the Sunderland radar.

The Sunday Mirror says Sunderland boss Steve Bruce has turned to 13-cap ­German striker Helmes after Liverpool emerged as favourites to take Craig Bellamy back from Manchester City.

Helmes, 27, only moved from Bayer Leverkusen to Wolfsburg in January for ­£7million, scoring three goals in 11 games.

 
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