The Sunday Mirror reports that the 21-year-old is being hailed in Europe as “the new Sol Campbell”.
The Dutch international came close to joining Everton in the summer transfer window and manager Roberto Martinez is ready to renew his efforts to land the defender in January.
Feyenoord coach Ronald Koeman admits he may have to sell the defender, who was born in Portugal.
Koeman said: “Sometimes you can’t stand in the way of a player who needs a bigger stage to develop into a world-class player. We have two or three players who we may have to sell, and Bruno is one of them.”