Hull City are preparing a bid for Villarreal striker Jozy Altidore. The English Premier League club are believed to be ready to pounce on the 19-year old and beat off interest from Everton and Fulham.

The Tigers are prepared to pay £6.5million ($US11million) for the US international who spent much of last season on loan with Spanish second division club Xerex.

Recent performances with the US national team has seen interest for Altidore sky-rocket.