Hull City hope to complete a season-long loan deal for Sunderland striker Danny Graham before the weekend, according to the Sunderland Echo.
Graham - who only joined Sunderland six months ago in a £5m deal from Swansea - was given permission to leave the Mackems training base in Italy on Tuesday night to discuss a potential move.
The 27-year-old is now expected to fly out to the Tigers' training base in Portugal ahead of a proposed medical tomorrow.
Hull boss Steve Bruce has made it no secret of his desire to add a striker to his ranks, and after a move for Burnley striker Charlie Austin collapsed, Bruce is keen to tie up a deal for Graham.
Graham failed to score in any of the 13 appearances he made since his move to the Stadium of Light in January, but Bruce believes the former Swansea striker would be an excellent addition to the Hull squad.
Bruce said: “It looks as though there’s a deal to be done with Sunderland and that’s now in the hands of our chief executive.
“All the talks have been encouraging but we’ll have to wait and see now. We hope we can get something done soon.
“As I’ve admitted, he’s a player I like and it would be a big boost to our squad to have someone like Danny join."
Bruce was priced out of a move for former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner earlier in the week, but a deal for Graham is believed to be imminent.
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