Hull City appear to be in pole position to sign Spain international hitman Alvaro Negredo after reportedly matching Real Madrid's £15million asking price.
The 23-year-old is reportedly keen to try his hand in the Premier
League after failing to make one senior appearance for the Spanish giants,
and could now be set for a switch to the KC Stadium.
His agent Alejandro Camano has admitted speaking to Hull
chairman Paul Duffen, although he concedes that Roma and Zenit St Petersburg are also in the running for the prolific marksman.
Negredo rejoined Los Blancos
this summer after they activated a £4.25million buy-back clause (purely with the objective of selling him on at a higher price) following his stunning exploits with Almeria
where he plundered 32 goals and 10 assists in 70 appearances since joining in 2007.
Asked whether Negredo could move to City, his agent told the Hull Daily Mail: "It's 100 per cent possible.
"I have had calls with the chairman. He (Negredo) likes the team and it's possible he will play in the Premier League.
"The chairman is a good man but the deal is not totally 100 per cent yet."