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Former Canary Lewis Grabban Wanted By Sunderland & Hull In £2m Deal

According to the Daily Mail, Hull City have joined Sunderland in the race tosign Bournemouth striker Lewis Grabban – and he would cost just £2million.

Grabban, 29, excelled in his first spell with Bournemouth, smashing 35 goals in 86 league games for the club following a 2012 move from Rotherham United, and his exploits on the South Coast earned him a 2014 switch to Norwich City.

13 goals in 44 games saw Bournemouth splash the cash to re-sign Grabban in January 2016, with reports that the Cherries forked out £7million to bring him back to the Vitality Stadium.

However, Grabban's second spell with Bournemouth hasn't been nearly as successful. Grabban has scored just once in 22 games for the Cherries since returning, and spent the second half of last season on loan at Reading, where he scored three goals in 16 games.

Now, Grabban is expected to leave Bournemouth permanently this summer following Jermain Defoe's arrival, and the Daily Mail report that Hull City have joined Sunderland in the race to sign Grabban.

It's even claimed that Bournemouth are willing to sell Grabban for just £2million this summer, taking a major loss on the fee they paid to re-sign him just 18 months ago.

Sunderland need to replace now-Bournemouth hitman Defoe, and Grabban may well fit the bill with his Championship experience – but Hull now pose a major threat to their hopes of signing him.

The Tigers saw Oumar Niasse return to Everton at the end of his loan spell earlier this summer, and whilst Fraizer Campbell has been re-signed this summer, new manager Leonid Slutsky may choose to add another striker in Grabban, with the striker attracting major interest as he edges towards the exit door at Bournemouth.

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