Birmingham City boss Steve Bruce admits he'd love to sign Bolton Wanderers striker El Hadji Diouf.

He said: "People talk about Diouf's reputation - but I would take him all day long.

"He is a good player and he has had his difficulties but he is one of those players who has so much confidence in his ability. He can win many a match and he and Anelka up front are a handful for any team."