Transfer news: Nottingham Forest reach agreement with Hull for Jack Hobbs
Nottingham Forest chairman Fawaz Al Hasawi claims to have reached an agreement to keep Jack Hobbs at the City Ground.
Last Updated: 15/01/14 12:05pm
The commanding centre-half has spent the first half of the 2013/14 campaign on loan with the Reds from Hull City.
A season-long agreement was struck last summer, but Hull retained the option to recall Hobbs should they wish to do so.
Speculation has suggested that they were pondering such a move, with interest having mounted steadily in a player who has entered the final few months of his contract.
Reading attempted to steal a march on their Championship rivals by lodging a bid for Hobbs, and Forest were informed that they would have to match that offer in order to keep the 25-year-old.
They have done just that and appear set to tie the defender down on a contract until 2016.
Al Hasawi posted on his personal Twitter account: "I am delighted to announce that I have just agreed a deal with Hull City's chairman for Hobbs."
Hobbs has been an ever-present in the league for Forest this season and netted a memorable match-winner during his first derby date with arch-rivals Derby County in September.