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Hull City transfer news: Tigers on hunt for striker

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Steve Bruce is actively on the lookout for an established frontman and is reportedly considering an offer from Nottingham Forest for Jack Hobbs

Here's all the latest Hull fans need to know...

Bruce in the market for a striker:

Hull City have been linked with a host of names at the start of the January transfer window, and there appears to be no letting up on the striker front, with Jermain Defoe the latest name to emerge, according to the Hull Daily Mail.

The Tottenham striker is widely tipped to join MLS outfit Toronto FC in March, but manager Steve Bruce is exploring the possibility of prising the 31-year-old away from White Hart Lane prior to his move across the pond.

The Tigers will have to complete a permanent move for Jake Livermore, also of Spurs, to pursue another loan deal, however, as they have filled up their quota.

Shane Long, who Bruce narrowly missed out on in the summer, has also been linked with a move to Humberside, but that move may be scuppered by the fact Newcastle and Stoke have entered the race, as the Mirror reports.

The Times believe an opening gambit of £8m has been submitted for Steven Fletcher, but there may be competition from north of the border in the shape of Celtic in the race for the Scotsman's signature.

Offer on the table for Hobbs:

The Hull Daily Mail also report that the club have warned Nottingham Forest they must meet Jack Hobbs' price tag of £600,000 to convert his season-long loan move into a permanent one, with Wigan Athletic waiting to snare the 25-year-old; winger Jean Beausejour has been touted as a makeweight in any deal.

Hobbs has proven central to Forest's bid for promotion to the Premier League this season and they would be loathe to lose such an integral part of their side, but they must cough up the cash to ensure he remains theirs.

Other news:

Max Gradel, the former Leeds United winger now plying his trade in France with St Etienne, has been mooted as a potential signing by the Daily Mail but the Hull Daily Mail believe transfer talk has been engineered on the player's end, rather than the club's.

In terms of outgoing transfers, goalkeeper the Hull Daily Mail confirmed reserve goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic has joined Leyton Orient on a month's loan and Cameron Stewart, who has been on loan at Charlton Athletic, could be on his way to Leeds, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post.

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