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SUNDERLAND are working on three fronts to bring in strikers before transfer deadline day.

Manchester City’s Craig Bellamy, Nicklas Bendtner (Arsenal) and Wolfsburg’s Patrick Helmes are all on the club’s radar with Sunderland hopeful of bringing one or even two of them in before the transfer window closes next Wednesday.

Reports from Germany yesterday afternoon suggested Helmes has rebuffed Sunderland’s initial interest while on the other fronts, Liverpool have emerged as favourites to sign Bellamy and Arsenal have yet to decide whether or not to even allow Bendtner to go out on loan this season.

But despite those difficulties Sunderland will continue working away at the potential moves,.

“We’re still a bit light up front when it comes to firepower,” Bruce admitted.

“But that’s something that we’re looking at in terms of transfers over the next few days.

“We’ve got one or two irons in the fire as we speak and hopefully something will come from that.”

SEE Saturday’s Mail for full story ...