Hull City boss Steve Bruce is ready to take a gamble on South African international Katlego Mphela.

The Sun says Bruce has been searching for a goalscorer to shoot the Premier League new-boys to survival next season.

Mphela, 28, has notched 46 goals in 110 games for Mamelodi Sundowns, and 23 in 47 outings for his country.

A bonus for Bruce is that he has a price tag of just £1million.

Mphela is renowned for his pace and strength and is keen to carve out a career in England, despite interest from Serbian giants Partizan Belgrade.

He said: "I want to progress and the only way to do that is to go to Europe."