Bruce Wigan Bound?

Latics supremo Dave Whelan appears to be confident of being allowed to talk to the Blues boss about the vacant manager's position at the JJB Stadium and has said that a verbal agreement has already been reached with Bruce about replacing former boss Chris Hutchings.

"We look like we have a contract agreed but nothing has been signed," Whelan told Radio 5 Live.

"There's a clause and we have to honour that.

"We've agreed that with Birmingham. To get a manager of Steve's quality I think is a bargain."