Hull City are closing on a deal for Marseille midfielder Morgan Amalfitano.

The Daily Star says Hull will splash £4.5m on Marseille midfielder Amalfitano, who spent last season at West Bromwich Albion.

A Tigers source said: "Amalfitano really enjoyed his time at The Hawthorns and desperately wants to come back to England and play in the Premier League again next season.

"And one of the big attractions for Steve is that Morgan is a versatile performer who can operate equally well either in central midfield or out wide on the right."

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