The Tigers are expected to make an improved offer of £2 million for the youngster.
Bruce told the Hull Daily Mail: "We like him. We tabled a bid which was rejected. I think we'll revisit it.
"We've watched him a lot over the last year and he's someone we've got an interest in. Let's see if we can get a deal done."
He added: "I'm all for young British players and trying to give them a chance but with that comes a huge premium.
"In the old days you could get a League One player for £200,000. That's not the case any more."
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