According to a report in the British tabloid The Daily Mirror, Hull City are keen to sign Newcastle United's Kevin Nolan during the close-season.
Tigers manager Phil Brown knows the 26-year-old well as he was assistant manager at Bolton Wanderers during the midfielder's playing days at the Reebok Stadium.
Apparently, the Yorkshire outfit are ready to open discussions with the Magpies about a proposed transfer either on a permanent basis or a season-long loan deal.
Since joining the Toon for £4 million in the January transfer window, Nolan has endured a tough time at St. James' Park, making just 11 appearances, picking up one red card, and suffering relegation to the Championship.
Blackburn Rovers manager Sam Allardyce is also said to be keeping tabs on the player's situation, although it is thought the Lancashire club may not have the funds required to secure his services.
Ricky Brooks, Goal.com