Shane Long set for £12m Southampton switch

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Signing Shane Long was considered to be a coup for Steve Bruce's Hull in the January transfer window, helping them to Premier League survival and Europa League qualification.

Long scored four goals in 15 Premier League games he appeared in during his six months at Hull. However it now seems as though he is about to move in order to bolster another potentially struggling side.

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The news breaks

According to the Daily Mirror the news was broken by Sky News presenter Jim White, who tweeted: "Just heard that striker Shane Long is on the move again. £12m fee agreed to take him from Hull City to Southampton."

The move comes as a shock to most given Long only made the move to Hull from West Brom in January, for a fee of £7.5 million. Hull are set to make a profit of £4.5 million once the deal goes through.

Saints additions

It is reported that new Saints' boss Ronald Koeman turned his attention to Long after his top target, Manchester United's Mexico international Javier Hernandez, rejected a move to St Mary’s.

A move would see Long join the other new signing Graziano Pelle following the Italian’s switch from Feyenoord.

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