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Hull City transfer news: Hobbs left in limbo after recall

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The defender has gone back to the KC Stadium as Steve Bruce looks to compensate for the injury to James Chester, which rules him out for six weeks

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Hobbs recall leaves future up in the air:

Hull City chose to recall Jack Hobbs from his season-long loan spell at Nottingham Forest this morning, as manager Steve Bruce looks to contend with the injury to James Chester which will rule the central defender out for six weeks.

With Hobbs hoping to convert his loan spell at the City Ground into a permanent move - with Reading and Wigan Athletic also sniffing around - Bruce's decision to summon Hobbs back leaves the central defender's future hanging in the balance as deadline day inches ever closer.

Hobbs, whose contract expires in the summer, was subject of a supposed accepted bid from Forest just 10 days ago, with Fawaz Al Hasawi claiming a deal had been agreed and Bruce conceding a £1m move was in the offing.

But the 25-year-old, who has been a mainstay in a Forest side in contention for promotion to the top flight, will now return to the first-team shake-up on Humberside.

Hobbs trained this morning with his parent club but is ineligible for tomorrow's FA Cup fourth round clash with Southend United having already featured in the competition for Forest.

Muntari deal off the cards:

A move from Hull for AC Milan midfielder Sulley Muntari will not materialise despite Bruce's admiration of the Ghanaian midfielder, according to reports.

Bruce has been casting a watchful eye over Muntari's situation at the San Siro, where he has struggled for first-team football but the dismissal of Massimiliano Allegri and subsequent appointment of Milan favourite Clarence Seedorf may have resulted in a change of heart for Muntari.

Bruce was said to be willing to part with up to £4m on the midfielder but it now appears extremely unlikely any sort of deal will occur before the closure of the transfer window.

Other news:

Tigers striker Nick Proschwitz has signed for Championship outfit Barnsley on loan until the end of the season to help the Tykes in their battle to survive relegation.

The 27-year-old scored in the 2-0 third round FA Cup win over Middlesbrough but has failed to force his way into the first-team picture and has been pushed further down the pecking order by the acquisitions of Shane Long and Nikica Jelavic.

The Tigers have also completed the signing of young defender Elliott Kebbie, who was previously on the books of both Leeds United and Atletico Madrid.

Kebbie had been on trial at the KC and sufficiently impressed to earn a short-term contract for the rest of the season as part of the development squad.

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