Bruce pushing for Newcastle move

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Sheffield Wednesday boss Steve Bruce has reportedly handed in his resignation as a move to Newcastle United edges closer.

Sheffield Wednesday boss Steve Bruce has reportedly handed in his resignation as a move to Newcastle United edges closer.

Corbridge-born Bruce is Newcastle’s number one target to replace Rafael Benitez, who left his position at St James’ Park on June 30, and reports last weekend suggested a deal was close.

However, the Owls are still holding out for more than £1million in compensation, more than the Magpies are willing to pay, and talks are believed to be at a standstill between the parties.

Bruce was quizzed about the speculation on Sunday and told BBC Radio Sheffield: ‘Speculation is speculation.

It’s in the hands of the clubs.

For me, there’s nothing to talk about until the two clubs reach some sort of compromise.

‘ It is now being claimed the 58-year-old has tendered his resignation, which Wednesday have reportedly rejected, along with his assistant Steve Agner and also Stephen Clemence.

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