Blackpool winger Tom Ince is close to becoming Hull's third signing of the summer after turning down a move to Inter Milan.
Ince is met Tigers officials for the first time yesterday with a view to completing his switch to the Barclays Premier League.
The 22-year-old England Under-21 winger met Inter chiefs in Italy last month to discuss a possible move but decided his future was in England.
Despite Ince being out of contract, he is under 23 so Blackpool will be due compensation when he makes his next move.
Hull boss Steve Bruce completed the permanent signing of Tottenham's Jake Livermore last month and has also landed Robert Snodgrass from Norwich.