Newcastle United remain in discussions with Inter Milan over the loan arrival of Valentino Lazaro.
But the player’s agent was believed to be at St James’ Park as the deal progresses and United’s head of recruitment Steve Nickson was also at the ground today as the January window hots up.
Lazaro has also been the target of West Ham this month but suggestions in Italy now claim that a £20million obligation has been agreed between Inter and the Magpies .
However, that has not been confirmed at the United end so far.
Bruce said: “If there’s someone out there who could improve us, I’ll act.
“The meeting was very, very decent.
“He was very positive this week.
“We have to have a working relationship.”
Bruce has been given the green light to bring in new faces this month but knows he has to move on the likes of Ki, Henri Saivet and Jamie Sterry first.