It’s been suggested that the Croatian was on Bruce’s hit list after he recently confirmed his admiration for the midfielder.
His agent Adrian Aljai suggested earlier this week that a deal between the two clubs could be imminent but the Black Cats boss has poured cold water on that.
“I don’t know where that’s come from.” Bruce told Sky Sports.
“As I have said repeatedly now for a couple of weeks, I am very, very pleased with what we have done and if we don’t do another thing, I will be delighted with what we have done.
He added: “I don’t know where the Kranjcar thing came from. I have seen quotes from his agent – certainly, I have not spoken to Kranjcar’s agent, so I don’t really know where that has come from.”
Bruce has bolstered his squad extensively this summer with 10 new faces moving to the Stadium of Light and it now seems Kranjcar won’t be making the move North.
He is surplus to requirements at White Hart Lane after starting just two Premier League games last season.
Manager Harry Redknapp is looking to raise funds for new recruits meaning the Croatians time in North London looks numbered.