Bruce brushes off link to N’Zogbia

N’Zogbia has been tipped for a summer exit from the DW Stadium with

a number of rival Premier League clubs believed to be keen on the

new France international. Bruce brought the talented wideman to the

Latics during his spell in charge of the North-West club, but has

played down suggestions of an imminent reunion with the former

Newcastle player. He told Sky Sports News HD: “I like Charles, but

I think it would be unwise of me to get involved with that one. “We

haven’t had any contact or made contact with Wigan as such. “It’s

certainly media fiction in a lot of respects.” Bruce has money to

spend before the transfer window closes at 6pm on Tuesday August 31

following the £8million sale of Kenwyne Jones to Stoke. And

the Wearside tactician is eager to reinvest those funds in his

squad provided he can find the right player. He added: “I would

like to bring a couple of faces in but whether that is possible at

the moment, I’m not quite sure. “But I would like the chance to, if

that is possible.”