Hull City are prepared to break the bank in order to sign Danny Welbeck from Manchester United.
The Daily Mirror’s Alan Nixon has suggested that the Tigers will have to pay around £14 million for the England striker.
Welbeck has been told by Louis Van Gaal to expect limited first-team action for the forthcoming season just weeks after starting for the Three Lions against Uruguay and Italy in the World Cup.
Van Gaal’s reshaping of his team has already caused some casualties and the Tigers executives will be hoping the Dutchman will take the opportunity to cash in.
Being aware of the news regarding Southampton's shock interest in Shane Long, Steve Bruce will be looking for a replacement and Welbeck presents the perfect like-for-like change.
Long joined the Yorkshire side from West Brom in the previous January transfer window and his short tenure at the club could end.
Hull City have been doing some good business of late. Thinking back to last transfer window, Bruce very shrewdly bought in Nikita Jelavic from Everton and the previously mentioned Shane long from the Baggies whose performances helped the team stay in the Premier League.
Dundee United’s left back Andy Robertson was the club’s fourth signing of the summer. The player signed for a reported £2 million which could go up to £3 million.
Jake Livermore, Robert Snodgrass and Tom Ince have all made the move to Yorkshire this summer however a versatile defender is still need to sure up Bruce’s team.
The Tigers have also shown a strong interest in Harry Maguire, but Sheffield United are unmoved as yet rejecting a £1.75 million offer as they want a minimum of £3 million for the central defender.