Last Updated: Tue, 23 Jul 2013 15:20
Stoke boss Mark Hughes is weighing up the future of Wilson Palacios with Hull waiting in the wings if he is told he can leave.
Tigers boss Steve Bruce is still looking to add further new faces to his squad, despite already completing seven deals so far this summer, with central midfield one area he is expected to strengthen.
Palacios, who cost Stoke £6million from Spurs when joining in August 2011, played under Bruce during his time in charge at Wigan and it's understood he could be keen to team up with his former manager again.
Hull are believed to be seeking a season-long loan deal for the Honduras international, but Bruce is waiting to hear if his former Manchester United team-mate, Mark Hughes, wants Palacios to remain at Stoke.
When asked about a potential deal, the Tigers boss said: "We're not sure if Stoke are willing to let him go but if he did become available we would be interested of course.
"We have to wait to see if Stoke say he is surplus to their requirements, but he's a player I've worked with before and like."
Peter Coates recently said that Palacios could still have a future at Stoke if he impresses in pre-season but Hughes may decide to cash in if he needs to raise funds for new signings.
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