Reports suggest the Black Cats have made an offer for the 30-year-old Tottenham frontman, but that the North London club's valuation of the player is currently significantly higher than theirs. Bruce is desperately looking for additional firepower after a relatively toothless start to the new season and, having run the rule over a series of targets, has resurrected his interest in Crouch, a player he first tried to sign shortly after his arrival at the Stadium of Light during the summer of 2009.