Birmingham City manager Steve Bruce has admitted that he still has "one or two" details to iron out before tying himself down to a new deal at St Andrew's.

Despite still having two years remaining on his current deal, Bruce is expected to sign a rolling contract as a reward for guiding Blues to a second promotion in five years.

But, having headed off for a few days in the sun to take advantage of this weekend's international break, while at the same time preparing to take in an international game or two to watch, he admits there is no immediate hurry to get it sorted.

"I will sign it when it is ready," said Bruce. "I haven't done anything yet. There are one or two things to be ironed out."

Bruce also insists that Blues are in "pole position" to sign striker Mohamed Kallon, should he want the Sierra Leone international to put pen to paper.

The 27-year-old former Inter Milan player would not cost Blues anything in transfer fees as his contract has been paid up by French side Monaco.

But, although the player has trained now with Blues for the past week and scored in a behind-closed-doors friendly against Kidderminster Harriers at Wast Hills on Wednesday, Bruce said: "It's wrong to say Kallon is on trial.

"I know the agent, he said Mo was coming to England and could he train with us. I said 'No problem at all' and we've been having a look at him. He's getting in shape and, if he can do us a turn, then we're in pole position to sort something out.

"I've seen him play years ago. It was a bit like when I saw Christophe Dugarry for Bordeaux. We were watching somebody else but he caught my eye. Something just stays with you from games. It was the same with Olivier Kapo as well.

"But I saw Kallon play unbelievably for Inter Milan a few years back. He was quick, lively and they couldn't live with him. And he's a little bit different to what we've got to offer up front."