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Hull City transfer news: Ince linked but quiet week expected

The Blackpool winger is being eyed by a host of Premier League clubs ahead of the deadline but the Tigers are unlikely to carry out a deal

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

Late move for Ince?:

Tigers boss Steve Bruce has categorically ruled out any further additions to club-record buys Nikica Jelavic and Shane Long in the transfer window but Goal.com believe a move for Blackpool's Tom Ince may be in the offing.

The report suggests fellow Premier League outfits Swansea City and Crystal Palace are also in contention for his signature in a season-long loan move while he was pictured leaving Stoke City's training ground earlier this morning after rumoured discussions with the Potters.

Ince is determined to step up and make the grade at Premier League level after flourishing in the Championship and, after the unceremonious departure of his dad Paul last week, his desire to leave Bloomfield Road has heightened, with Monaco also linked.

It appears unlikely that Hull will sanction a move after Bruce's comments but he may seek to exploit the opportunity if he senses a chance to snare Ince.

Leicester launch Hobbs bid:

The Foxes have reportedly submitted an offer for their former defender and are now firmly in the race to sign the much-coveted central defender.

Hobbs' exit from the KC Stadium has been in the pipeline for weeks but was recalled from his loan spell at Nottingham Forest by Bruce after injury to James Chester but with Reading and Wigan Athletic both making bids of around £950,000 a departure appears inevitable.

It is not yet clear whether Forest will go for the former loanee but according to Sky Sports News manager Nigel Pearson has now intervened to try and bring Hobbs back to the King Power Stadium.

Other news:

Crystal Palace, who Hull travel to this evening, were never interested in acquiring either of the Tigers' new strikeforce in Jelavic or Long.

Speaking to the Croydon Advertiser, Pulis says City’s record buys were not in his plans. He said: “I have got a lot of time for Steve [Bruce] and he’s done a wonderful job there. It will be a tough game for us. Jelavic and Long will probably play together for the first time and bolster their chances of scoring goals.

“Those two were never on my radar. What we’ve got is a football club that only came out of administration three years ago and was very, very close to going belly up.

“To be where they are now is absolutely fantastic, and finances have got to be right for the football club. Jelavic and Long were a little bit out of our reach but that doesn’t mean that we can’t bring players in who can help us and push us forward to stay in the Premier League. Hopefully by the end of the week we’ll bring some players in.”

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