Aston Villa activate Ahmed Elmohamady's Hull release clause
By Sky Sports News HQ
Last Updated: 17/07/17 6:23pm
Aston Villa have activated a release clause in the contract of Hull City's Ahmed Elmohamady, Sky sources understand.
The player is returning from Hull's pre-season tour in Portugal for talks with the fellow Sky Bet Championship club.
If the deal goes through it will be the third time that Steve Bruce has signed Elmohamady, having previously brought him to Sunderland and Hull.
Elmohamady was one of Hull's key players last season, with the 29-year-old playing 41 times for the club.
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Bruce has already been active in the transfer market as he looks to assemble a squad ready to mount a bid for promotion to the Premier League, signing John Terry as captain following his release from Chelsea.
Hull, meanwhile, have already seen four players exit the KCOM Stadium this summer following relegation from the top flight, with Tom Huddlestone the latest departure after he rejoined Derby County.