Bent saga beginning to badger Bruce

The Black Cats have long been linked with the former Ipswich and Charlton talisman, with the Wearsiders also openly keen on Portsmouth striker Peter Crouch and Bordeaux front-man Marouane Chamakh.

Spurs are now the favourites to bag Crouch, after the England international snubbed a move to the Stadium of Light to remain in the south, increasing the likelihood of Bent leaving White Hart Lane this summer.

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