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Tigers to unveil Altidore and Olofinjana

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Hull are set to unveil USA striker Jozy Altidore and Stoke midfielder Seyi Olofinjana as their first major summer signings on Thursday.

The Tigers today called a press conference for tomorrow afternoon at the KC Stadium to announce the arrival of two new players.

The club have not named the pair but a deal for Olofinjana was all but confirmed by comments from Stoke manager Tony Pulis.

"He goes to Hull with our very best wishes," Pulis told the Stoke Sentinel. "Although we will be giving him to another club that will be fighting for their lives again, I don't think you can cut across the career and livelihood of a good professional such as Seyi."

Altidore, having been linked with Hull in recent days, has also indicated he, too, is likely to be signing with his latest comments on Twitter.

"First match is against Chelsea, subject to a work permit *wink* *wink*," the 19-year-old wrote.

The Tigers begin their Barclays Premier League campaign at Stamford Bridge on August 15.

Altidore, who is currently with Spanish club Villarreal after catching the eye for New York Red Bulls, is highly rated in the US and shone in the recent Confederations Cup.

The details of any move are unknown but, if a permanent deal has been agreed, the £5million club record fee paid for Jimmy Bullard could be broken.

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