Wolves Striker Kevin Doyle Nears Hull City Switch

Irish international must agree to a pay cut first.

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Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Kevin Doyle looks to be on his way to Premier League new boys Hull City for £3 million, but he will need to agree a pay cut on his £40,000 a week wages first, the Mirror reports.

The stricken west Midlands club are desperate to offload the 29- year-old following their second relegation in successive seasons that now sees them in the third tier of the English football ladder, and Doyle is one of the names that has been made available by the club after they told him that they cannot afford to pay him his high wages.

However, Hull have also told him that they cannot afford to pay it either but are still keen on striking a deal before the transfer window closes on September 2.

Steve Bruce has already added Sunderland’s Danny Graham to the ranks on a season long loan as well as Evian’s Ivory Coast international Yannick Sagbo for £1.6million as well as having Sone Aluko and Matty Fryatt back from injury.

But Bruce still wants to bring in a frontman with proven top flight experience to boost his attacking options and Doyle fits the bill.

Wolves splashed out £6.5million to sign Doyle from Reading four years ago, but will let him leave on the cheap to get him off their wage bill.

Celtic are also said to be interested as they continue to look for a replacement for Gary Hooper, who joined Norwich City last month, but they also don’t want to pay more than £20,000 a week for him.

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