Report: Hull City and Hibernian eyeing late swoops for Middlesbrough striker Ashley Fletcher

Ashley Fletcher of Middlesbrough acknowledges the fans after the Carabao Cup Fourth Round match between Middlesbrough and Crystal Palace at Riverside Stadium on October 31, 2018 in...

Hull City and Hibernian are allegedly interested in signing the Middlesbrough forward.

Ashley Fletcher of Middlesbrough runs with the ball during The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Middlesbrough and Brighton at Riverside Stadium on January 27, 2018 in...

According to a report from the Mirror, Hull City and Hibernian are in for Middlesbrough striker Ashley Fletcher, but Tony Pulis will only allow him to leave if he can bring in a replacement.

The 23-year-old joined Boro from West Ham in the summer of 2017, for £6.5 million, but he has struggled to establish himself at the Riverside, scoring just one Championship goal for the Teesside outfit.

 

The Mirror claims that Hull want the 6ft 5in front-man, although they will face competition from Hibs for his signature.

They will also have to wait until Middlesbrough bring in a replacement for the striker, if they are to have any chance of bringing him to the KCOM Stadium.

25th September 2018, Deepdale, Preston, England; Carabao football, third round, Preston North End versus Middlesbrough; Ashley Fletcher of Middlesbrough jumps for the high ball

Fletcher has really struggled during his time with Boro, so there will probably not be too many Tigers fans who are overjoyed upon hearing the news.

With just 10 hours remaining until the transfer window slams shut, however, it remains an outside possibility that Hull will be able to get a deal for the Middlesbrough man over the line.

Ashley Fletcher of Middlesbrough acknowledges the fans after the Carabao Cup Fourth Round match between Middlesbrough and Crystal Palace at Riverside Stadium on October 31, 2018 in...

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