Liverpool striker Rickie Lambert is subject of a last-ditch loan approach from Steve Bruce, and could exit Anfield on Deadline Day.
Steve Bruce is adamant on strengthening his front-line with his facing dearth of options in the striking department. First choice forwards Nikica Jelavic and Abel Hernandez both faced a spell out on the sidelines, with Bruce even starting centre-half Harry Maguire as a make-shift forward.
The strike duo returned to the first-team during the weekend’s home defeat against Newcastle, but this hasn’t stopped Bruce’s desire to bring another striker to the KC Stadium.
His search could end with a loan move for out-of-favor Liverpool striker Rickie Lambert. The 33-year-old has accounted for only 5 Premier League starts, and despite the England International rejecting a chance of leaving Liverpool this window, he could be on the move for regular gametime with the Tigers.
Bruce also revealed that the club are closing-in on deals to sign Tottenham winger Aaron Lennon and Lokomotiv Moscow forward Dame N’Doye.
“If we can pull this off, it will be great for the squad,” the 5-4-year-old said of Lennon.
N’Doye represented Senegal at the Africa Cup of Nations, who have exited the competition,and Bruce was hopeful that it might help his side’s cause in landing the Senegalese.
“Undoubtedly Senegal going out has helped the situation, but it is never easy and it’s fair to say there is still a lot of work to be done,” Bruce told BBC Radio 5 live.
“Both the deals are up to the players themselves, and, with the position we are in at the moment in the bottom three, we are not really endearing ourselves to the two players.” he added.
The Reds, meanwhile are rumoured to be lining-up Marseille striker André-Pierre Gignac to replace Lambert if the former Southampton man agrees to swap Liverpool for Hull.
The 29-year-old is in the final six months of his current contract with the Ligue 1 side, and could leave Stade Vélodrome should Les Phocéens decide to cash on.
The former Toulouse man has netted 14 league goals in 23 appearances for Marcelo Bielsa’s side, and is also a transfer target for Arsenal.