Steve Bruce left out in the cold in hunt for Kevin Kuranyi by big money Dynamo Moscow

16 April 2010 10:36
Sunderland look to be losing the battle to sign Kevin Kuranyi after Dinamo Moscow offered the Germany striker £85,000 a week to sign for them.

Manager Steve Bruce held talks with the 28-year-old Schalke star in January but failed to strike a deal as the player was chasing £3.5m a year.

Bruce hoped to be in a better position next month with Kuranyi available on a free transfer but Dinamo's offer will make it difficult for him to compete. 

High demand: Sunderland are one of several clubs in the hunt for Kevin Kuranyi

Fenerbahce have also reportedly offered £100,000 a week but Kuranyi is not keen on Turkey, while Juventus have also expressed an interest.

Meanwhile, Sunderland midfielder Bolo Zenden is yet to decide whether to take up an offer to stay for an extra year.

Zenden, 33, said: 'I am still thinking about it.'

Bruce is still keen on Paraguay international Cristian Riveros and Udinese's Simone Pepe. 

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Source: Daily_Mail