Spurs and Sunderland set for £12m battle over France striker
Published 23:16 01/05/11 By Alan Nixon
Harry Redknapp's Tottenham and Steve Bruce's Sunderland are going head-to-head in the £12 million auction to land Lorient hot shot Kevin Gameiro.
Redknapp and Bruce are expected to head to France to watch the 20-goal leading scorer after rave reports from their scouts who saw Gameiro in top form at the weekend.
Gameiro fired two goals and won the penalty for a third as Lorient shot to seventh in the table against Lens - while his club admit he is likely to head to England.
Spurs have been on Gameiro's trail for weeks and Redknapp will make a final check before making an offer, while Sunderland chief Bruce has made him a priority and will head across the Channel next week.
Gameiro is interested in a move to the Premier League despite clubs in Spain and Italy being on his trail - and both Spurs and Sunderland have the money to make Lorient sell.