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New Birmingham signing on Wenger recommendation

Birmingham City boss Steve Bruce has revealed he's set to sign Honduras international Wilson Palacios.

The midfielder is trialling at St Andrews on recommendation from Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger and is available from Olimpia.

"I'm speaking to his agent today," Bruce told the club's website. "We're trying to construct a loan deal to bring him in to have a better look until Christmas, but I don't know if that's possible yet.

"He's from Honduras where they call him the magician and he has 40 or 42 international caps.

"Mr Wenger rang me up from Arsenal and asked if we wanted to have a look at him, because they already have seven or eight midfield players.

"We've had a look, but it's always difficult to judge people on two or three days so the ideal solution is if we can bring him here up until Christmas, but we have to get permission off his club.

"There would be a transfer fee involved and there would have to be international clearance and we would have to go through the rigmarole of a sorting out a work permit."

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