Round-up: German closing in on Hull City switch, Middlesbrough FC assistant set for Bundesliga giants - Premier League side move for Sheffield United keeper

HULL CITY are reportedly closing in on the appointment of Tim Walter as their next head coach.

The German is expected to travel to the UK over the weekend ahead of sealing his switch to the East Yorkshire club, who sacked Liam Rosenior in early May.

Walter has held extensive talks with Tigers chairman/owner Acun Ilicali, who has made no secret of his interest in acquiring his services.

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Walter left Hamburg in February, having spent just under three years at the Volksparkstadion.

Hull City head coaching target Tim Walter. Picture: Stuart Franklin/Getty ImagesHull City head coaching target Tim Walter. Picture: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images
Hull City head coaching target Tim Walter. Picture: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

He guided the club to two play-off campaigns and consecutive third place finishes in the Bundesliga.2.

Rosenior was dismissed following the conclusion of the regular Championship season, with his playing style cited as a reason for the controversial decision.

Walter led Bayern Munich’s reserve side before going on to manage Holstein Kiel and Stuttgart ahead of joining Hamburg in 2021.

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Middlesbrough head of football Kieran Scott says the club are expecting an official approach from Bayern Munich for assistant coach Aaron Danks, who is set to link up with Vincent Kompany in Germany.

The pair previously worked together for a brief spell at Anderlecht.

Scott said: "Football is moving and evolving all the time. Vincent has got himself a really good job at Bayern and he has a previous relationship with Aaron when they worked together at Anderlecht. I know they are personal friends and contacts within the game as well.

"As far as I can see, I think there will be an approach from Bayern for Aaron. That will then be down to him to make the decision for what he wants to do.

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"We're not queueing up to lose Aaron, obviously. We rate him highly and we like him at the club. But Bayern is one of the biggest football clubs in the world.

West Ham are reportedly close to bolstering their goalkeeping options with the free transfer signing of Wes Foderingham, who recently left Sheffield United.

The Hammers are in advanced talks to sign the 33-year-old, who will become a free agent when his deal expires at Bramall Lane shortly. He played 30 times at league level for the Blades last term.