Transfer news: Southampton agree fee for Shane Long with Hull City

Last Updated: 13/08/14 10:00am

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Shane Long: Hull City striker set for a shock £12m move to Southampton

Shane Long: Hull City striker set for a shock £12m move to Southampton

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Southampton have agreed a £12million fee for Hull City striker Shane Long, according to Sky sources.

The Republic of Ireland interantional only moved to the KC Stadium in January for £7.5m from West Brom and scored four goals in 15 games for Steve Bruce’s side.

Saints’ new manager Ronald Koeman wants the 27-year-old to form a strike partnership with Italian Graziano Pelle, who followed the Dutchman from Feyenoord.

Koeman made the former Reading forward his number one target after Manchester United’s Javier Hernandez apparently rejected a move to the south coast club.

The Mexico international has been told he can leave United, but is keen to move to a club playing in Europe.

Long‘s possible arrival at St Mary’s follows the departures of Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert, Luke Shaw, Dejan Lovren, Dani Osvaldo and Callum Chambers.

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