Bruce is due to take charge of Sheffield Wednesday on February 1.
Dean Smith is still interested in signing Scott McKenna for Aston Villa, who was originally on Steve Bruce's wishlist.
Sheffield Wednesday boss Steve Bruce is keen to add another centre-back this month.
One Manchester United player looks set to cut short a loan spell at Fulham, and could fit the bill for Sheffield Wednesday's new boss.
Aston Villa boss Dean Smith is reportedly trying to sign Isaac Hayden from Newcastle United.
Steve Bruce's Sheffield Wednesday reportedly want £10m for Adam Reach - can Championship rivals Aston Villa afford to bid this much?
Bruce Snr does not officially start work until February 1 at Sheffield Wednesday.
George Boyd, Kieren Westwood and Sam Hutchinson were expected to leave Championship outfit Sheffield Wednesday under Jos Luhukay.
Agnew has replaced Bullen as the Sheffield Wednesday caretaker manager.
Bruce was named the new Sheffield Wednesday manager yesterday afternoon.