After a series of setbacks in the transfer marker this summer, Hull boss Phil Brown admits he is "holding his breath" about successfully concluding a deal for Bobby Zamora. Fraizer Campbell, Michael Owen and Marc-Antoine Fortune have all opted for deals elsewhere and Brown is merely waiting for the chance to speak to Zamora.
"Bobby is still away with Fulham in Australia," said Brown.
"They get back on Friday and it is my intention to meet him over the weekend to discuss personal terms and let him undergo a medical.
"Am I optimistic? Put it this way, after the summer I've had you just never know until it's all signed, sealed and delivered.
"But let's just say I'm holding my breath."