Date: 19th June 2006 at 2:05pm
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As expected, but after some negotiations, Blues have finally concluded the deal with Colchester for midfielder Neil Danns.

The deal struck between the clubs could rise to as much as £850,000 according to the official site, but the initial fee for the player is £500,000.

Danns is set to undergo a medical later this afternoon and tonight all being well will put pen to paper on a three year deal.

Manager Steve Bruce speaking on the official site said:

‘We are delighted to capture the services of such an exciting young player.

‘Neil scored 13 times last season for Colchester which is an excellent return for a midfielder.

‘He plays with a tremendous commitment and energy and we are sure he will be a huge asset to our team.’