The Italian giants had hoped to sign Steven N'Zonzi during the summer but have been so far unsuccessful
The midfielder starred as Bruce's side got off to a winning start in the Championship by beating Hull 3-1
MANCHESTER UNITED have been told that Harry Maguire is not for sale at any price and switched their sights on Jerome Boateng and Toby Alderweireld.
TRANSFER NEWS is coming thick and fast ahead of Thursday's deadline and Express Sport is on hand to bring you all the latest gossip.
Butland played for the Potters in their first game of the Championship season as Gary Rowett's men were beaten 3-1 by Leeds
PLUS: The Red Devils have made Spurs a take it or leave it bid for Toby Alderweireld
THIBAUT COURTOIS has gone AWOL from Chelsea in an attempt to force through his move to Real Madrid - and the Blues have four contenders...