Hull City could make a surprise move for Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand in the summer.
The Daily Mail believe Steve Bruce could make a move for the veteran centre-back when he becomes a free agent at the beginning of July.
Ferdinand confirmed on Monday that he was to end his 12-year affiliation with Manchester United as the 35-year-old is keen on taking up a 'new challenge'.
The former England captain is likely to have a plethora of clubs to choose from when he does decide to make a decision on his future.
And Hull boss Bruce, who also represented Manchester United with distinction during his time at Old Trafford, has already opened the door for Ferdinand to join him at the KC Stadium.
However the Hull City boss has admitted he is focused on preparing his team for their FA Cup final showdown with Arsenal on Saturday rather than this summer's transfer business.
Bruce, speaking to reporters, said on the possibility of signing Ferdinand: "We’ve cast an eye on a few things.
"I haven’t looked into that yet, because the news only broke last night. Rio has been a wonderful player. Who knows? If he fancies a game…
"We’ve got Arsenal at Wembley on Saturday, so let me get over the weekend first, then I’ll see if we’ll give him a call."
Manchester United, on the other hand, have identified Borussia Dortmund's Mats Hummels as a potential replacement for the outgoing Ferdinand.