Sunderland’s Graham could join Hull before weekend

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HULL CITY are hopeful that a loan deal for Sunderland striker Danny Graham will be sealed before the weekend.

Graham was granted permission to leave Sunderland’s pre-season training camp in Italy on Tuesday night, with the Black Cats ready to allow the £5million frontman to join the Tigers on a season-long loan.

The 27-year-old held talks with Hull yesterday and is expected to fly out to the club’s pre-season base in Portugal tomorrow for a medical.

Hull manager and former Sunderland boss Steve Bruce said: “We’re very close and we’re hopeful we can get it done before the weekend.

“It looks as though there’s a deal to be done with Sunderland and that’s now in the hands of our chief executive.

“All the talks have been encouraging but we’ll have to wait and see now. We hope we can get something done soon.

“As I’ve admitted, he’s a player I like and it would be a big boost to our squad to have someone like Danny join.”