Benfica's Makukula wanted by Hull

Benfica striker Ariza Makukula is a target for Hull City boss Phil Brown.

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The Mirror says Brown has studied the powerful 27-year-old on DVD and his spies flew out to watch him against Vitoria Setubal last night.

Makukula is available at Benfica and was sent out on loan to Maritimo last season. He returned and has played in pre-season games.

Brown is planning to make an offer for the big hitman - who grew up with some of Portugal's top players - on either a loan or permanent basis.

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