Pulis reveals Sunderland bid for Fuller

Stoke City manager Tony Pulis has revealed that Sunderland have made an approach for Jamaican forward Ricardo Fuller.

Fuller, 31, has been with Stoke since 2006, and has three goals to his name this term. He is expected to depart Britannia Stadium following the arrival of John Carew on loan from Stoke’s Premier League rivals Aston Villa.

Sunderland are in the market for a striker after selling Darren Bent to Villa last week, despite manager Steve Bruce initial saying that he was in no hurry to find a replacement for the England international.

But Pulis confirmed a bid from Sunderland, while also indicating that other clubs are interested in acquiring Fuller.

“Sunderland have made an offer and both clubs are talking. But it is not just Sunderland – other clubs are interested,” Pulis said.

While admitting to enquiring about Fuller’s availability during the current transfer window, Sunderland have denied making a formal offer for the striker.