KC Stadium side interested in Goodison Park attacker.
Hull City manager Steve Bruce is tracking Everton striker Victor Anichebe according to the Daily Mail.
However the newly-promoted Premier League side could struggle to land the 25-year-old on a permanent deal due to lack of available funds and instead a loan proposal to take him to East Yorkshire could be on the cards.
The forward, who has spent his entire career on Merseyside, came on during Everton’s 2-2 draw away at Norwich on the opening day of the season and he could make his first start for the Toffees for tonight’s Capital One Cup home tie against Stevenage but his future looks bleak with Roberto Martinez’s side.
Anichebe has made 11 appearances for Nigeria, scoring one but has since retired from international duty in a bid to focus on his domestic career and he could now replace German striker Nick Proschwitz at the KC Stadium.
Proschwitz has struggled to settle in England and Bruce has admitted to Sky Sports that he could be allowed to move on despite only joining the Tigers last summer in a £2.6m transfer from SC Paderborn.
After last night’s Capital One Cup victory over Leyton Orient where the 26-year-old made his first start of the season, Bruce said:
“The problem with Nick is his adaptation to the English game. He still hasn’t quite grasped it.
“We thought he was maybe ready but unfortunately the physicality is something he finds difficult, especially playing in a cup tie. They’re going to throw it into the box, scrap and fight, and that’s exactly what they did. Unfortunately, he finds that a struggle.
“We’ll see what the options are for him going forward but he’s like anyone, he needs to play. He’s not getting that here. There might be an opportunity (to move) but we’ll see.”