Hull home in on twin signing
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Hull have ruled out a move for two West Ham players but are closing on a double swoop.Hull City have ruled out a move for two West Ham United players but are closing on a double swoop on Port Vale.
The Tigers have been linked with a bid for Hammers pair Carl Fletcher and Gavin Williams, who are also interesting Ipswich Town.
But while their Championship rivals are keen on the midfield pair, Hull have dismissed the prospect of signing Fletcher and Williams.
"There's is absolutely no chance of anything happening with West Ham," said Hull chairman Adam Pearson.
"Fletcher is a player we did look at before but it's complete nonsense to say he and Williams are coming here. It's not going to happen."
Instead, Hull are being tipped to complete deals for Port Vale duo Billy Paynter and Sam Collins in the coming week.
Paynter and Collins are also wanted by Plymouth Argyle and Pearson confirmed the club are homing in on two new signings.
He added: "We are hoping to sign two players from a lower division club.
"They are not high profile but it's something we have been working very hard on and Peter (Taylor) believes they will make a big difference."