Bruce wants to take Ameobi, named in Nigeria’s preliminary 30-man World Cup squad, to Hull City ... Burnley are also poised to make a move.
Bruce – whose side were beaten 3-2 by Arsenal in Saturday’s FA Cup final – is looking to strengthen his attacking options for next season, when the Tigers will play in the Europa League.
And Bruce feels European veteran Ameobi, out of contract at St James’s Park this summer, still has a lot to offer at home and abroad.
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew offered the 32-year-old a one year deal last week but Shola wants a fresh challenge and Europe could be right up his street.
Burnley were interested in the player back in January but couldn't tempt him to the Championship, and they were not in a position to pay the wages he is on at Newcastle.
That could still be the case. They are now a Premiership club, but Shola is a high earner.