Hull City are set to bring Aston Villa forward Rudy Gestede to the KCOM Stadium, and the deal would see Abel Hernandez go the other way.
Local sources have reported that the deal would involve a cash sum for the Hull player as well as Hernandez, with Roberto Di Matteo being keen on the deal happening.
The Tigers are without a manager with only two weeks to go until the new season gets underway, so the prospect of the deal happening before a new manager comes through the doors is very unlikely.
Striker linked with move to Villa Park
New owners could also be taking over the club within the next month, however, there is no reason why the player would want to sacrifice a season in English football’s top league to play another one in the Championship.
Hull’s record signing, Hernandez, will be wanting to prove his worth by putting in good displays against the best teams in England.
Therefore, the deal, to any club for that matter, is more likely to happen in January once the forward has played half the season in the Premier League.
Gestede, who was one of Blackburn Rovers’ star players in the Championship before he signed for Villa, will want to remain in the top flight for as long as possible.
Deal unlikely to happen this summer
The Hull Daily Mail reported the story, however, even if Hernandez was keen on the move, why would Villa want to offload their top-goalscorer when they are aiming to get back into the top fight at the first time of asking.
Gestede was linked with a move to the KCOM Stadium back in January, but it didn’t amass to anything, because former manager Steve Bruce didn’t want to meet Blackburn’s asking price.
One player that won’t be signing for Hull this summer is Peter Odemwingie, who has now departed the club after the Tigers didn’t offer him a contract.
The former West Bromwich Albion striker had a two-week trial with Hull, but he will be moving on after an unsuccessful trial.