The Aston Villa defender has not been good enough this season.
The 32-year-old centre-back would be a surprise addition at Aston Villa - though he may be required.
The defender started the season as Aston Villa captain, but could have been bound for Queens Park Rangers had circumstances been different.
Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest went head-to-head this weekend.
Bruce has hinted that he could be set to recall a summer signing this weekend.
Aston Villa's deadline day involved a Championship clash with Brentford.
Tommy Elphick and Gabriel Agbonlahor could leave Aston Villa today.
The Aston Villa defender was left among the substitutes on Saturday to cap a difficult run of form.
The Villa squad appeared to lack any galvanising influence against Cardiff.
The Aston Villa defender was following the Premier League game between Bournemouth and Arsenal on Tuesday evening.
Aston Villa needed a late Aaron Tshibola goal to salvage a 1-1 draw at home against Newcastle United.
Roberto Di Matteo's men picked up their second clean sheet of the season as they drew 0-0 with the Rams at the iPro Stadium on Saturday evening.
A Rudy Gestede brace and Jack Grealish strike secured Roberto Di Matteo's side an easy 3-0 victory over the Millers on Saturday afternoon at Villa Park.