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Aug 12, 2010

Danny Welbeck joins Sunderland on loan

Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck has joined Sunderland on a season-long loan.

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Welbeck has been linked with Sunderland for much of the summer and United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has now allowed him to leave for Wearside. Steve Bruce, whose side face Birmingham in their Premier League opener on Saturday, said: "He's a young man but he'll fit into our squad fantastically well.''

Bruce, though, remains on the lookout for another striker after recouping £8 million from the sale of Trinidad & Tobago international Jones.

"It would be unfair to say that he (Welbeck) is the replacement for Kenwyne,'' added Bruce. "There's still a couple of weeks to go in the market and hopefully the money is there to go and spend it.''

The Sunderland boss revealed he would be interested in Wales forward Craig Bellamy, who appears to be surplus to requirements at Manchester City, although he could be out of the Black Cats' price range.

Bruce said: "There's a lot of clubs who would love Craig Bellamy. He's an individual and he's a fantastic player but whether it's possible, I'm not quite sure. I've been a big admirer of Craig's for a long, long time. If he's available, which it looks like he is, and if we could afford him, then I would love to bring Craig to the football club.''

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