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Report: Hull City to make bid for Reading midfielder Oliver Norwood

Reading's Oliver Norwood and Walsall's Rico Henry in action

Hull City have been linked with Reading’s Oliver Norwood.

Wales' George Williams in action with Northern Ireland's Oliver Norwood and Paddy McNair

According to the Daily Mail, Hull City are to make a £1.5 million bid for Reading’s Oliver Norwood.

The report claims that Hull are keen on starting their transfer activity early as they look to build for their return to the Premier League and Reading’s Norwood is among their top priorities.

Reading's Oliver Norwood and Walsall's Rico Henry in action

The Tigers won promotion back to the Premier League after defeating Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 in the Championship playoff final at Wembley last weekend.

Steve Bruce’s men already have the basis of a Premier League squad after keeping the squad which got relegated in the 2014/15 season intact, yet key additions will be added this summer.

Norwood has arguably his best campaign of his career this past season as he performed to an excellent standard in Reading’s midfield despite the club’s struggles at the wrong end of the table.

Hull City manager Steve Bruce and Alex Bruce celebrate with the trophy after winning promotion back to the Premier League

The Northern Ireland international started all but three of Reading’s matches this past season and his impressive displays have also attracted interest from Burnley and Celtic, as mentioned in the report.

The 25-year-old would be a good signing for Steve Bruce’s side and a switch to Hull could make sense for the midfielder after working previously under the club’s assistant manager Mike Phelan.

Hull manager Steve Bruce

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