Aston Villa are already looking into the option of signing one of their loanees on a permanent deal next summer.
The defender re-joined the Villans on another temporary deal this season after he suffered injuries in his first spell with the club, restricting the impact he could make for the side chasing promotion to the Premier League.
However, despite having played just a handful of games, it appears that Bruce has been impressed with the 20-year-old and is looking to push for a permanent deal next summer.
But, there could be a couple of problems that Aston Villa may have in trying to bring him to the Midlands for longer than originally agreed.
It is understood that Jose Mourinho is a fan of Tuanzebe, whilst it is also believed Villa will need to be playing in the Premier League next year to have any chance of landing him.
Tuanzebe has already had a bright start to the season for Aston Villa and the versatile defender will be looking to continue to develop his football.
However, a permanent move could be too big of a move for the Championship outfit to make, despite the friendship that Bruce and Mourinho are believed to have.
The £900k-rated defender, as per Transfermarkt, will likely want to play Premier League football in the near future, and should Villa fail to get promoted this year, it is unlikely he will join up with them for a third time.
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