Tom Ince moved to Hull City on a "free" over the summer but apparently free isn't as free as you might think with the Seasiders awarded compensation that could rise as high as £2.3m.
Hull City remain hopeful that defender Alex Bruce will be ready for action in game week 23 after failing to re-appear for the second half at the Boleyn Ground on Sunday.
James Chester became the sixth player to suffer a shoulder dislocation in the Premier League this season – fifth defender - and ninth Hull City squad member to join the current injury list after an awkward fall moments before half-time at the Boleyn Ground.
With Nikica Jelavic and Abel Hernandez out, the return of Gaston Ramirez and Sone Aluko to training may represent Steve Bruce's best hope for mounting any sort of attack at Upton Park in Week 22.
Curtis Davies may not be Steve Bruce's favorite player right now but he's been racking up strong phantom points since being restored to the starting line-up.
Steve Bruce confirmed during Fridays’ press-conference that he would be interested in bringing Arsenal striker Yaya Sanogo to the KC Stadium on-loan after Arsene Wenger confirmed the player would be available with a team in the Premier League his preferred destination.
Hull City lost the services Nikica Jelavic and Abel Hernandez in the first half due to injury.
Michael Dawson will be fit enough to make the squad for Hull City's Week 21 trip to the Midlands to face West Brom.
Hull City will be without reserve attacker Sone Aluko for their trip to the Hawthorns for Tony Pulis' first Premier League match in charge of the Baggies.
Ben Arfa (age 27) had a loan deal with Hull City brought to an early end and his contract at Newcastle terminated before signing an 18-month deal with Nice.
Gaston Ramirez added to Hull City's injury woes with news that he will be out for about a month with an abductor injury.
Hull City suffered a triple injury blow in the New Years’ Day win over Everton and manager Steve Bruce has confirmed the club are still waiting to discover the full extent of the problems to Andrew Robertson, Gaston Ramirez and Liam Rosenior.
Steve Bruce was said to be "very concerned" after Scottish international Andrew Robertson was stretchered off during the win over Everton at the KC Stadium on January 1st.
Hull City deservedly won at home to a weak Everton side by a score of 2-0.
Gaston Ramirez could recover from a groin injury in time to feature against Everton at the KC Stadium on New Years Day.