Wigan manager Steve Bruce has revealed that it is up to Hull whether they want to sign Marlon King on a permanent basis.
King joined the newly promoted Tigers on a season-long loan deal in August and has so far scored three goals for his new club.
Hull have previously hinted that they will look to sign the striker next summer, and Bruce appears ready to let him leave.
Bruce has yet to receive an offer from Hull but has plenty of options available to him up front at the JJB Stadium.
Hull could even decide to make a move for King, reported to be in the region of £3million, in the January transfer window rather than wait until the end of the season.
"With the loan agreement we have in place, it is their call if they want to do something," Bruce said.
"Certainly I haven't heard anything from Hull.
"But when you have a loan deal you can break that loan deal to sign a player. So that's up to them."