Birmingham manager Steve Bruce has emerged as a target for Bolton to replace Sammy Lee.

The Trotters are understood to have approached the Blues to ask permission to hold talks with Bruce, but PA Sport understands the City board has refused permission.

Bruce has been at St Andrews for six years and twice steered the Midlands club to promotion to the Barclays Premier League.

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