Tigers close to luring Austin to enjoy drive in the top flight

Charlie Austin

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HULL CITY were last night understood to be edging closer to finalising a deal for their No 1 transfer target Charlie Austin.

The newly-promoted Tigers, who have made Scottish goalkeeper Allan McGregor their fifth signing of the summer, are determined to bring a reliable marksman to the KC Stadium ahead of their Premier League return.

Austin was earmarked as a key signing several weeks ago but Hull have so far proved unable to strike a deal with Burnley, who initially valued their top scorer from the last two seasons in the £7m bracket.


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