Monday September 1 2014
Abel Hernandez to Hull, but not Ayew

Palermo sold Abel Hernandez to Hull City, but Marseille’s Andre Ayew rejected the Tigers for Serie A.

Hull City and Palermo both announced the move simultaneously, but the 24-year-old Uruguay international is a club record signing.

The Sicilians had promised to let Hernandez go this summer after he helped them to promotion from Serie B, so he signed a three-year contract with an option for a fourth year.

He had been with the Rosanero since January 2009 and it’s reported Hull paid €12m (£10m) for Abel Hernandez.

It’s reported in Italy that Hull City also tried to sign Ayew from Olympique Marseille, but that he turned them down.

The 24-year-old striker is in the final year of his contract with OM and it’s claimed his agents are trying to offer him to various Serie A clubs on transfer deadline day.

Ayew had previously been linked with Napoli, but could also be of interest to Juventus and Inter.