Date: 1st May 2009 at 6:01pm
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Speaking to the SUn newspaper, Bruce admitted he was interested in Benitez but said that the price was over and above what he was prepared to pay.

Ecodorian Benitez who is 22 years old is a prolific scorer for his mexican club side and for his national team although he is unproven in Europe and like Rodellaga would represent a big gamble.

Steve Bruce has acknowledged that his strike force is depleted and that this is an area in urgent need of strengthening.

Whether ‘Chucho’ will be the answer is looking increasingly unlikely.