Hull City transfer news: Midfielder could cost up to £10m

Steve Bruce has been rocked by the news that turning on-loan Jake Livermore's temporary deal into a permanent one could shatter the club's transfer record.

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

Midfielder could cost £10m: 

The Tigers have been stunned to hear that it will cost £10million to convert on-loan midfielder Jake Livermore's stay at the KC into a permanent one, according to The Mirror.

Livermore has starred alongside former Tottenham midfielder Tom Huddlestone at the base of Hull's midfield and, having splashed out on a whole new strike-force already this transfer window, Bruce looked set to reach for the chequebook once again to secure his services on a longer-term contract.

Bruce had reportedly been hoping to pay around the £6million for Livermore, but the £10million fee quoted may mean an about-turn in his decision to buy now and result in a summer deal.

The midfielder was deemed surplus to requirements at White Hart Lane after the raft of summer signings and would face added competition if he returned after the emergence of Nabil Bentaleb in recent weeks.

Graham set for departure:

Danny Graham could be on the move before next Friday's deadline, with a number of Championship clubs exploring the possibility of a loan deal for the marginalised front-man, with Hull releasing the striker back to parent club Sunderland.

According to The Daily Mail  Nottingham Forest is one possible destination for the misfiring striker, but struggling Bolton are also believed to be in the frame, as are Leeds, who will be hoping to recover from a recent slump in form.

Other news:

The Hull Daily Mail are reporting that the Tigers will wait until the end of the season to discuss Robert Koren's future, despite speculation linking the Slovenian with a summer exit.

Koren is into the final few months of his deal on Humberside but has yet to open talks over new terms with the club, who seem content to bide their time over the issue.

The midfielder is free to open talks with foreign clubs concerning a future move and Serie A outfit Chievo have already been credited with an interest in acquiring him.

Koren's reported preference is to remain at the club for what would be a fifth season at the KC but the club are unsurprisingly unwilling to entertain concrete discussions until their Premier League fate is sealed.

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