Hull City manager Steve Bruce is targeting Stoke City's out-of-favour midfielder Wilson Palacios as he looks to strengthen his side ahead of their first season back in the Premier League.
Palacios was brought to Stoke by former manager Tony Pulis back in the summer transfer window in 2011 as part of a £16million deal with Tottenham which involved Peter Crouch also making the switch to the Potters as part of the deal.
Since then Crouch has played a vital role for the Premier League team but Palacios has found himself in a common position on the bench.
Stoke have already released two midfielders in Rory Delap and Dean Whitehead who signed for Middlesbrough last week, so the Honduran could have played a bigger part in proceedings under Mark Hughes.
Stoke have already signed left-backs PSV's Erik Pieters and Marc Muniesa from Barcelona, which means Marc Wilson could switch to a central midfield role and to replace Palacios.
Bruce tried to sign the midfielder back in October but no official bid was made.
Hull themselves have already been busy in this transfer window by snapping up Egyptian international Ahmed Elmohamady and Scottish goalkeeper Allan McGregor.
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