Leicester City hijack West Brom’s bid for Hull City’s Chester

24 August 2014.......     Hull City v Stoke City, Barclays Premier League.'Tigers James Chester. Picture by Tony Johnson
24 August 2014....... Hull City v Stoke City, Barclays Premier League.'Tigers James Chester. Picture by Tony Johnson
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Hull City defender James Chester is at the centre of a tug of war after Leicester City made a dramatic 11th hour bid to beat West Bromwich Albion to his signature.

The 26-year-old Wales international was given permission to leave the Tigers’ training camp in Austria after agreement was reached over an £8m fee with the Baggies.

That, however, has since been usurped by Leicester making their own offer for a defender who has less than 12 months remaining on his contract at the KC Stadium.

Steve bruce is resigned to losing Chester but the player now has a huge decision to make as to which Premier League to join.

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West Brom’s initial bid is believed worth up to £8m should all the clauses in the deal be triggered while Chester is an Albion player.

Former Manchester United defender Chester is out of contract at the KC Stadium next year and the Tigers are now keen to cash in following relegation from the Barclays Premier League.

He made 171 appearances for Hull - scoring eight goals - after signing from Old Trafford in 2011 and is set to become part of Pulis’ revolution at West Brom.

Chester has been linked with a host of top-flight clubs since the end of last season including Aston Villa and Newcastle United.

On the incoming front, Hull have completed the signings of Chesterfield midfielder Sam Clucas and former Newcastle United full-back Ryan Taylor.