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Sunderland still hoping for Benjani deal

Despite the transfer deadline passing, Sunderland are hoping they can still complete a deal for Manchester City striker Benjani Mwaruwari.

Sunderland boss Steve Bruce said all the paperwork had been submitted before Monday's 5pm deadline but is crossing his fingers that the Zimbabwean will be able to become a Black Cat.

"I think we've lodged everything it in time, we've done everything we possibly can and I'm convinced we had everything in time," Bruce told ESPN.

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