Evian striker Yannick Sagbo has appeared to have moved a step closer to joining Hull after his club gave him permission to travel to England.
Hull manager Steve Bruce has already confirmed talks have taken place about signing Sagbo, with the newly-promoted Premier League club reported to have bid Â£1.6million for the 25-year-old former Monaco forward.
Although Evian did not name Hull in a short statement, or confirm a fee had been agreed, they said Sagbo had been given the go-ahead to hold talks with a club in England.
Evian announced on their website: "Evian Thonon Gaillard FC have authorised Yannick Sagbo to go to England to visit the facilities and meet the leaders of a club, in the case of an eventual transfer."
Regarding French-born Ivorian Sagbo, Bruce yesterday told the Hull Daily Mail: "We're in conversations.
"My chief executive is speaking with Evian and we're hopeful that we can get something done because he would be a good addition.
"He's a little bit different to what we've got. He's quick, he's direct and he wants to run in behind.
"It's hard talking about a player who belongs to another club but there has been dialogue and we'll see where it takes us. We'll be patient and see what develops."