Steve Bruce believes Hull City have lost out on Nick Powell to Wolverhampton Wanderers

Hull manager Steve Bruce

The former Manchester United midfielder spent the second half of last season at Hull, but now looks to be Wolves bound.

Hull manager Steve BruceHull boss Steve Bruce

Steve Bruce has told BBC Radio Humberside he believes Hull City have lost out on Nick Powell to Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Powell spent the second half of last season on loan at the KC Stadium from Manchester United, who released him at the end of the campaign.

However, the former Crewe Alexandra prospect, who was viewed as Paul Scholes' long-term successor at the time of his 2012 move to Old Trafford, now seems bound for Wolves - despite a meeting with Tigers boss Bruce on Wednesday.

Nick Powell (L) scores the fourth goal for Manchester UnitedPowell (L) scores on his Manchester United debut

"We're disappointed as it looks like we've missed out on Nick Powell - you'll have to ask Ehab (Allam the Hull vice-chairman) why (it hasn't happened)," Bruce told BBC Radio Humberside

"It looks like we've lost out to Wolves.

"I spoke to Nick last week and he insinuated to me that he would want to come back ... he's obviously chose Wolves."

Powell's transfer does not appear to be dependent on a proposed takeover of Wolves by Chinese billionaire Robin Li, as reported by the Express & Star last week.

Spanish football expert Guillem Balague last weekclaimed the takeover was still on the cards, with documents due to be passed over to the Football Association today (Monday).

If the deal goes through, the 22-year-old will become the Championship club's second summer arrival after Fulham goalkeeper Andy Lonergan.

Fulham's Andy LonerganLonergan is Wolves' first summer signing

As one midfielder arrives, another could be on his way out of Molineux after manager Kenny Jackett admitted the club had received interest in Kevin McDonald (Express & Star).

Wolves' Kevin McDonaldWolves' McDonald

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