Hull deny Long deal

The club released a statement insisting that reports claiming the West Brom striker would undergo a medical on Thursday were false
Hull City have denied reports suggesting that a deal has been reached with West Brom for Shane Long.

The Republic of Ireland international came close to joining Hull in the previous transfer window but the move failed to materialise.

Reports in the media claimed the forward was set for a £5 million switch to the KC Stadium and was due for a medical on Thursday, but Hull have since refuted those rumours.

A statement on the club's official website read: "Contrary to reports in the media this morning (Thursday), the club confirms that it has not reached any agreement with West Bromwich Albion over the transfer of striker Shane Long, and as such will not be conducting a medical with the player today."

The 26-year-old has scored three times in 14 Premier League appearances this season, but has failed to find the net since bagging a brace against Aston Villa on November 25.