Huth has been without a club since the end of last season following his departure from Premier League outfit Leicester.
The Mirror reported last month that Villa wanted to sign the former Germany international centre-back on a free transfer.
Bruce is no longer at Villa, with Dean Smith having replaced him at the Championship side, and now Huth - who won the Premier League title with Chelsea in 2005 and 2006 and with Leicester in 2016 - has suggested that he is not actively searching for a club.
Huth told The Times: “If you don’t play, you don’t play.” (the start of the interview piece reads - He is probably done as a footballer but why make a drama? The big retirement announcement, that’s for others.)
Sunday Times football correspondent Jonathan Northcroft further added on social networking site Twitter, as shown below.
(he's not "searching for a club", it's in the intro...) other than that an accurate billing of the piece! https://t.co/jn4A7jeteg— Jonathan Northcroft (@JNorthcroft) October 21, 2018