Former Hull City loanee and Manchester City striker set to be sold by Premier League champions - who are seeking £10m fee

FORMER Hull City loanee Liam Delap is set to be sold by Manchester City - to help the Premier League champions comply with the top-flight’s Profit and Sustainability Rules (PSR).

PSR allows clubs to accumulate maximum losses of up to £105 million over a three-year period, or £35m per season, on a rolling basis.

Delap recently returned to the Etihad following a bittersweet 2023-24 campaign at Hull.

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The striker - son of former Derby County, Stoke City and Carlisle United favourite Rory - excelled in the first half of the season and marked himself out as one of the best young players in the Championship en route to scoring seven goals and providing a host of assists.

Hull City's Liam Delap (right) is congratulated by Fabio Carvalho after scoring his side's second goal of the game during the Sky Bet Championship match against Ipswich Town in late April. Photo: Richard Sellers/PA Wire.Hull City's Liam Delap (right) is congratulated by Fabio Carvalho after scoring his side's second goal of the game during the Sky Bet Championship match against Ipswich Town in late April. Photo: Richard Sellers/PA Wire.
Hull City's Liam Delap (right) is congratulated by Fabio Carvalho after scoring his side's second goal of the game during the Sky Bet Championship match against Ipswich Town in late April. Photo: Richard Sellers/PA Wire.

But the 21-year-old suffered a serious knee injury in January and only returned to the first-team fray towards the end of the campaign, with the Tigers agonisingly just missing out on the play-offs.

He scored eight goals in 32 appearances at Hull, having spent a previous loan spells in the Championship with Preston North End and Stoke.

According to The Sun, Delap's parent club are reportedly seeking around £10million for Delap, although any deal could include a buy-back clause.

While Hull are said to be keen on a reunion with Delap, Premier League newcomers Southampton have been tipped to make a move.

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