Report: Bruce set to stay on at Hull City with transfer plans underway

Hull City manager Steve Bruce

The 55-year-old is said to be eyeing deals for Wigan Athletic, Reading and West Bromwich Albion players.

Hull City manager Steve BruceBruce during last month's play-off final win

Steve Bruce looks set to stay on at Hull City, according to a report in Tuesday's Daily Mirror (page 53).

Tigers boss is said to be considering his future at the KC Stadium, despite securing a record fourth Championship promotion last month, and a decision is expected upon his return from holiday this weekend.

And the report believes Bruce is set to deliver positive news, having already identified three transfer targets ahead of next season.

Will Grigg is listed as one of those, although City reportedly face a battle with Scottish Champions Celtic to sign the League One top scorer from Wigan Athletic.

Will Grigg celebrates scoring the first goal for Wigan Athletic'On-fire' Grigg is a man in demand this summer 

Another Northern Irishman, Reading midfielder Oliver Norwood, is said to be another on Bruce's list, alongside former Hull defender James Chester, currently of West Bromwich Albion.

Reading's Oliver Norwood applauds fansHull and Burnely are reportedly keen on Norwood

However, neither player is likely to come easy, with Championship winners Burnley also said to be keen on Norwood and Swansea City reportedly circling around Chester.

West Brom manager Tony Pulis as James Chester prepares to take a throw inChester only left the KC Stadium last summer

Bruce, 55, took charge of the Tigers four years ago and has led them to two promotions and an FA Cup final in that time.

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