Bruce looks likely to beat Liverpool and Spurs to the signature of the player, who had a successful spell in the Premier League with Portsmouth three years ago and is now available to return.
He has handed in a transfer request in Italy where he appears to be well down the pecking order after falling out with successive Nerazzurri coaches Rafael Benitez and Leonardo.
Sunderland want him to join Ghana team-mates Asamoah Gyan and John Mensah at the Stadium of Light and a move looks likely to be completed over the weekend.
Swansea City are confident Carlos Carvalhal will be head coach of the team next season, no matter what division the club are in.
Michail Antonio believes he can get back on the goal trail in the remaining fixtures as he looks to fire West Ham to safety.
Olivier Giroud says he's eager to improve on his start to life at Chelsea and admits his goals return hasn't been good enough.
Hector Bellerin's agent says no one has contacted him in regards to the Arsenal defender and cannot imagine him leaving this summer.
Shane Duffy does not think Brighton boss Chris Hughton will be the Republic of Ireland manager any time soon.