TRANSFER TALK - Sunderland’s Larsson linked with Hull move

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SEB LARSSON has been linked with a reunion with former Sunderland boss Steve Bruce at Hull City.

Larsson is currently in the midst of talks over a new deal at the Stadium of Light, with his current contract due to expire at the end of next month.

The Swedish international played a key part in Sunderland beating the drop and the Black Cats boss Gus Poyet wants to reward the 28-year-old by extending his three-year stay at the club.

But Larsson has plenty of admirers elsewhere, with Stoke City still interested in the former Birmingham man after seeing a January bid rejected by Sunderland.

Reports in Italy have linked Napoli with a Bosman move for Larsson, while Hull were today the latest club to be credited with an interest in the midfielder.

Ex-Black Cats manager Bruce brought Larsson to Sunderland on a free transfer in the summer of 2011 and is keen to bolster his squad, with Hull facing the added demands of Europa League football next season.

Bruce has already taken Sunderland old boys Ahmed Elmohamady and David Meyler with him to the KC Stadium, with the duo both featuring in Saturday’s FA Cup final defeat to Arsenal.