Skysports.com understands that Hull City are prepared to part with Kamil Zayatte in the New Year.
The Tigers know they must trim their wage bill in order to continue operating on an even keel and are planning to move players on as a result.
Guinean defender Zayatte appears set to be among those deemed surplus to requirements, with Phil Brown prepared to part with his services.
Hull are therefore willing to listen to offers for the 24-year-old when the January transfer window opens for business.
Zayatte initially moved to the KC Stadium on a season-long loan deal from Swiss outfit Young Boys in the summer of 2008.
Having impressed during his time in East Yorkshire, the Tigers made that move permanent in January 2009.
Despite being a first-team regular once again this season, Hull have made it clear that they are willing to do business with any potential suitors.