Skysports.com understands Hull City are closing in on the signing of Leicester defender Jack Hobbs.
The Tigers are keen to tie up a permanent deal for Hobbs after he impressed on loan at the KC Stadium.
Leicester are thought to be willing to offload Hobbs at the right price as he does not figure in Sven Goran Eriksson's long-term plans.
Hull have firmed up their interest with a bid in the region of £800,000 for the former Liverpool youngster.
Tigers boss Nigel Pearson is keen to push through a deal as soon as possible and he is waiting to see if Leicester will accept their offer for Hobbs.