Bruce to raid Eagles for Mullins

Loading Market ...

Football Betting

Up To £30 Free Matched Bet

STEVE BRUCE is reportedly lining up a £2.2 million bid for Crystal Palace midfielder Hayden Mullins as he looks to strengthen his squad before the August 31 deadline.

The 23-year-old Mullins played under Birmingham coach Bruce at The Eagles and could be set to join old team-mates Clinton Morrison and Jovan Kirovski at St Andrews.

Midlands rivals Aston Villa were also interested in Mullins but Bruce is favourite to snap up the attacking midfielder.

Birmingham felt the full force of champions Arsenal on Sunday in a 2-0 defeat and while the team were solid The Blues look toothless as an attacking force and will hope Mullins can offer a different option.

Palace will be keen to hang onto their midfield dynamo but the lure of The Premiership and a reunion with Bruce could prove too enticing for Mullins.