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Hull City transfer news: Tigers recruit new strike force - Jelavic AND Long

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Steve Bruce has finally snapped up his primary transfer targets for the month and it may well spell an end to the club's incoming business for the month.

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

Strikers finally on board:

Manager Steve Bruce confirmed his side were in talks for Everton's Nikica Jelavic and West Bromwich Albion striker Shane Long last Saturday after the Tigers' 2-0 defeat to Chelsea, to reaffirm media reports from the previous evening.

Jelavic signed for the club on Wednesday for a record fee of £6.5m, which was then trumped by their £7m move for Long, which was concluded this morning.

Upon signing for the club, Jelavic said, as quoted by the club's official website: "I hope that we can build on the great start to the season and become a really strong Premier League team over the coming years.

"It is a good club. It didn't take long to realise that it was right for me."

Long was equally effusive in his praise for his new side, saying: “I’ve met all of the lads today, and everybody seems really friendly.

“It’s a club that’s on the up, and I’m delighted to be a part of that.

“I’m lucky that I’ve had a few inside informers letting me know what it’s like up here. They all love it up here, and they’re excited by what is happening at the club."

Hobbs nears Forest switch:

It has been a protracted transfer saga in its own right for Jack Hobbs, but his move to Nottingham Forest will be sealed imminently according to reports.

The Tigers are set to pocket up to £1m for the central defender's departure to become the fifth player to leave the KC Stadium this month.

A bidding war ensued between Forest and fellow Championship outfit Reading which helped the Tigers in having their valuation met.

Other news:

Tom Cairney was sold to Blackburn for £600,000 at the start of the window, with Eldin Jakupovic joining Leyton Orient on loan soon after and Bruce has offloaded two other fringe men in the shape of Aaron McLean and Gedo.

McLean joins League One side Bradford City for an undisclosed fee after finding his route to the first-team even more obstructed by the arrivals of Jelavic and Long, while Gedo heads back to his parent club Al-Ahly after failing to impress.

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