Bidding war begins to sign England forward and occasional Robot dancer!
England striker Peter Crouch is locked in transfer talks with Sunderland after they agreed a £12m deal with Portsmouth, BBC Sport understands.
The 28-year-old is also a target for Fulham boss Roy Hodgson as he prepares to rake in £5m from the sale of Bobby Zamora to Hull City.
Fulham boss Hodgson may hold the trump card with Crouch reportedly keen to move to London.
But Sunderland boss Bruce hopes he can tempt Crouch with a lucrative package.
Portsmouth executive chairman Peter Storrie was unhappy with Crouch’s recent criticism of the club having not yet appointed a permanent manager to take over from Paul Hart. (BBC Sport)
Peter Crouch has overcome initial criticism to become one of the most consistent strikers in the top tier of English football so it comes as no surprise that he is being targeted by a number of club’s this summer. In each of the past four seasons he has managed to get into double figures with regards to his goal tally, and that includes large portions of a Liverpool career when he was not first choice starter.
Steve Bruce will be hoping to beef up the Black Cats attack and clearly sees the England international as someone who can give him a consistent performance week in week out, however he may well be pipped to the post by Fulham who do of course have European football to offer the giant forward.