Hull City held talks with free agent Thomas Ince yesterday at the KC.
The Hull Daily Mail says Hull hope to make the 22-year-old their third major signing of the summer following his release from Blackpool and detailed negotiations are now underway.
The Tigers have been in regular contact with Ince over the past week and his presence in the region would suggest a concluded deal is not far away.
The collapse of Ince's proposed move to Inter Milan earlier in the summer ensures City are not yet celebrating but all indications are said to be positive.
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