According to reports by the Daily Star, Everton are prepared to join the race for Manchester United striker James Wilson, who has also been linked with a summer loan move to Championship outfit Hull City.
Wilson was given his big break during the short spell of interim boss Ryan Giggs 14 months ago and responded with two goals against Bruce's side in a 3-1 win at Old Trafford, however, he has struggled for game time since the arrival of Louis van Gaal.
After witnessing his quality first-hand two seasons ago, Bruce wants Wilson on campaign-long stint at the KC Stadium to boost his attacking options as he bids to bounce back into the Premier League.
However, latest reports, as per the Star, suggest that Everton boss Roberto Martinez is also a big admirer of the 19-year-old and would swoop for a loan deal if Louis van Gaal gives the go ahead.
The Toffees appear well accounted for in attack, with Romelu Lukaku and Steven Naismith featuring regularly for the club last season. However, with the duo scoring just 16 league goals between them last campaign, Martinez is understandably eager to add firepower to his side.
Which move would be more beneficial to Wilson?
Although Wilson has only managed three goals at senior level thus far in his career, he has proven his ability to cause a menace for his opposition. The teenager - used most regularly as a substitute at Old Trafford - is a pacey customer, who has a knack for stretching a defensive line, creating space for himself and his team-mates to operate.
A move to Hull is likely to prove more beneficial for the youngster's development. Just as Chelsea's Patrick Bamford did last season for Middlesbrough, Wilson could make a real impression in the second tier of English football, before returning to Old Trafford to stake his claim for first team football in Louis van Gaal's side.