That said, the North-East reporter does suggest that a new midfielder may not arrive, with Bruce feeling he’s well stocked at both centre-back and midfield.
This comes following the arrivals of French attacker Allan Saint-Maximin and Dutch left wing-back Jetro Willems yesterday, however it seems there’s still a few deals the club are keen to complete over the final 6 days of the window:
The Chronicle’s Lee Ryder has also said similar following yesterday’s double-arrival, but also suggests a midfielder could be shipped out (Colback/Saivet or Matty Longstaff on loan?):
With regards to right-backs, we’ve been linked heavily with Amiens’ Emil Krafth, while a loan move for Man Utd’ Alex Tuanzebe has also been mentioned.
A £4.5m move to Lille’s Edgar Ie was talked up yesterday, but it remains to be seen if that one has any truth in it.
As for strikers, Sky Sports claim Bruce is keen to sign Southampton outcast Charlie Auston, while a free-agent move for Andy Carroll has also been tipped to happen if and when he proves his fitness.