Aaron Lennon’s month-long mooted move from Tottenham to Hull appears to be edging closer to completion, with the two parties settling on a loan deal until the end of the season.
Whether the former Leeds academy graduate remains at the KC beyond this predetermined period will depend on whether the Tigers retain their Premier League status this season.
Survival for Steve Bruce’s side is rated at 1/2 to stay up.
Lennon was touted Hull’s way after Everton ruled out the possibility of taking him as part of a deal involving Belgian forward Kevin Mirallas, who is believed to be high on Mauricio Pochettino’s wish list.
The Argentine tactician has targeted the Toffees star after Ukrainian target Yevhen Konoplyanka recently revealed he’ll be seeing out the entirety of his Dnipro contract (which expires this summer) before moving clubs.
Everton’s reluctance to relinquish one of their most creative talents has no doubt intensified in the past few hours after seeing Paris Saint-Germain’s Clement Chantome, a man believed to have been a Roberto Martinez target for some time, seal a switch to Ligue 1 side Bordeaux.
With a dearth of suitable replacements available, it’s unlikely Mirallas will be moving and the same is sure to apply to teammate James McCarthy, another player whose services Spurs are keen on.
Yet another reported target the Lilywhites are set to miss out on is Chelsea’s Andre Schurrle.
The rubber stamp hovers menacingly above the documents regarding the World Cup winner’s move to Wolfsburg, the brandisher awaiting Juan Cuadrado’s Stamford Bridge arrival confirmation before doing the business.
In preparation for Schurrle’s signing, Die Wolfe have busy ensuring he has a locker in which to leave his stuff.
They’ve moved Croatian veteran Ivica Olic on to Hamburg.