Hull City are yet to have made any progress over the potential signing of Regan Slater from Sheffield United, as per a recent report by The Star.
The former Tigers loanee is once again a target for Grant McCann at the MKM Stadium, with the East Riding of Yorkshire side having previously tried to sign the midfielder last summer.
Slater has rarely featured for the first team at Bramall Lane and is understood to be very keen on a move back to the club where he lifted the Sky Bet League One title last season.
However it is stated in the report that personal terms are yet to have been discussed between Slater and Hull, with any sort of deal for the player seemingly being held up by the club’s ongoing potential takeover.
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Also said to be a target for Wigan Athletic, Slater is out of contract with the Steel City side at the end of the current campaign and is seemingly free to move on as Paul Heckingbottom looks to trim his existing squad ahead of making some signings of his own.
Slater is a player that McCann is very fond of and it appears the Tigers are still in the driving seat for his signature.
Given that the player himself is said to be keen on a return to the club, it would be fair to say that Hull will be confident of fighting off any competition from Wigan for this signing.
The lure of Championship football should also weigh heavily in their favour, which means this could be a formality once Acun Ilicali completes his takeover of the club in the near future.
This would be a very shrewd addition for the Tigers at a time when they need to add more depth and quality to their squad.