But with that deal up in the air, Tuanzebe is poised to become Newcastle's first summer signing, according to The Telegraph.
Tuanzebe was on the fringe of United's first-team squad last season, with just four starts in the Premier League and a further five in all competitions.
The 23-year-old appeared 18 times for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team last term and has quickly become a favourite among fans after stellar performances in the Red Devils shirt.
But he has failed to establish himself as a first-team regular and needs more action to continue his development - with Bruce a firm admirer of the defensive stalwart.
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