Hull boss Bruce admits interest in Danny Graham

LOAN MOVE? ... Danny Graham.
LOAN MOVE? ... Danny Graham.

JANUARY signing Danny Graham is a loan target for Hull City after former Sunderland boss Steve Bruce confirmed his interest in the Black Cats striker.

Bruce has already taken David Meyler and Ahmed Elmohamady to the KC Stadium since being appointed Tigers boss last summer.

And he could now make a third raid on his former club, with the Premier League newcomers understood to be in talks to take Graham on loan just six months after the frontman’s arrival at the Stadium of Light.

Bruce has seen his attempts to boost Hull’s front-line come to nought so far this summer after being priced out of moves for Celtic’s Gary Hooper and former Sunderland loanee Nicklas Bendtner, while a deal to land Burnley’s Charlie Austin fell through.

The Hull manager attempted to play down the progress of his attempts to land Graham after last night’s pre-season friendly at North Ferriby United, but it is thought that there have already been discussions between the two clubs over a move for the £5m man.

“There’s lots and lots of players and it’s always wrong for me to talk about them, but he’s someone where there’s been a bit of interest,” said Bruce.

“He hasn’t had the best of times in the North-East, but he’s a very, very good player.

“Whether it’s possible, who knows?

“It’s something that we’re looking at, but we haven’t done anything just yet.”

Graham failed to find the net in any of his 13 appearances for Sunderland last season after ex-Black Cats boss Martin O’Neill brought him from Swansea on January transfer deadline day.