Wigan boss Steve Bruce has warned Hull he is ready to pull the plug on their bid to sign Marlon King.
Hull agreed a fee with Wigan for King last month, but the deal has dragged on without any successful conclusion.
The Tigers claim that the transfer has stalled because of problems at Wigan's end, but Bruce says the move has dragged on too long and he is ready to call it to a halt.
"It's not happening at the moment, so I'll probably knock the offer on the head," Bruce told the Daily Mail.
"It's gone on long enough."