Stoke rival Hull for Burnley striker Austin

Stoke City are battling Hull City for Burnley striker Charlie Austin.

Stoke City are battling Hull City for Burnley striker Charlie Austin.

The Daily Star says Premier League new boys Hull have led the chase to sign the prolific £5m-rated striker all summer.

But their failure to tie up a deal, despite being in talks for weeks, has left the door open for Austin’s other suitors.

New Potters boss Mark Hughes is a fan of the 23-year-old former bricklayer. Austin is also on Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio’s list of striker targets.

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