Wigan boss Bruce admits he fancies Motherwell's McCormack
Bruce played down reports the striker would sign a pre-contract deal with Wigan this week.
"That is not quite true," said Bruce.
"We have had negotiations with Motherwell, we have opened discussions.
"We are keen and interested in the player, but that's the way it is at the moment.
"But we are interested, yes.
"One thing that is for certain is that nothing will be done now."