Burnley Striker Charlie Austin Set for Hull City Medical

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Burnley striker Charlie Austin is in Hull this week for a medical ahead of a proposed move to the Premier League new boys, Sky Sports reports.

The Tigers are preparing for their first season back in the Premier League since 2010 and manager Steve Bruce has identified the 24-year-old striker as one of his top targets.

Talks were ongoing throughout last week as both clubs haggled over a fee for the former bricklayer but they have now reached an agreement that is satisfactory to the two parties and he has now been allowed to travel to the KC Stadium to undergo a medical.

Celtic and Southampton had both been said to be interested in taking him off of Burnley’s hands but Bruce now appears to have emerged victorious.

Burnley have been forced to cash in on him now as he enters the final year of his current deal and there has been no negotiations in place for fresh terms.

Austin has established himself as one of the best strikers outside of the top flight since being discovered in non-league football by Swindon Town in 2009, netting 82 goals in 155 games for Swindon and Burnley.

Bruce is now hoping to wrap up a deal for Austin this week as he continues his plans for the new season in the Premier League.

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