Charlie Austin could make the step up after an impressive season.
Hull City manager Steve Bruce has started early as he looks to build a squad capable of competing in the Premier League and is aiming to bring in Burnley’s Charlie Austin for £4m, according to the Mirror.
The striker amassed an impressive haul in 2012/13, scoring 27 goals in 40 appearances for the Clarets and at one point only being behind Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in terms of goals scored in European leagues.
With Hull’s promotion to the English top flight Bruce is keen to strengthen and is aiming on bringing in two new forwards, with Celtic’s Gary Hooper previously on the agenda.
Initially Burnley were seeking £7m for their hit-man but have reduced that price in recent times and the Tigers may look to pounce whilst they have the chance.
Along with Austin Hull have also been tracking Gent striker Ilombe Mboyo, who would available to the Yorkshire club for around £6m – although Bruce is hoping to get that figure down.
Likewise, after a move for Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel fell through the Tigers have turned their attention towards Besiktas stopper Allan McGregor.
The former Rangers ‘keeper is available to Bruce for around £1.8m and will come in to replace David Stockdale; who has now returned from his loan spell at the DW Stadium to Fulham.
Hull’s chances of staying in the Premier League could rest on how many goals they manage to score and if Austin can transfer his incredible form from the Championship to the tier above, Bruce could find £4m is a steal.