The three-year deal the former Newcastle defender signed after joining from Wigan in the summer of 2010 expires at the end of next month and 31-year-old will not be offered a new one.
Among the options he is considering is a move to Major League Soccer, with several clubs having been alerted to his availability.
Bramble is one of the highest-paid players at Sunderland, but he has been injury prone – making just 42 league starts in three seasons – and several times has attracted embarrassing news headlines for off-field incidents.
We all know his 'dodgy' . errr . sexual past and his track record that seems to follow him about . although it has to be said, he hasn't ended up behind bars (as yet).
On top of that, he is 32 this summer, and new boss Paolo Di Canio doesn't want him.
Bramble’s Premier League career has drawn to a close, with Steve Bruce at Hull City unlikely to revisit a player whose knee problems now restrict his ability to train.
The Championship is an option but he would have to drop his current wages down to a third!
Source: Newcastle United Mad