Hull in talks with Tottenham over a deal for Ryan Mason - Sky sources

Ryan Mason
Image: Ryan Mason has not played for Tottenham yet this season

Hull have opened talks with Tottenham over a deal for midfielder Ryan Mason, according to Sky sources.

The 25-year-old has fallen behind Eric Dier, Moussa Dembele and new signing Victor Wanyama in the pecking order for places in Mauricio Pochettino's midfield.

Pochettino is also keen to bring through promising youngster Harry Winks in the defensive-midfield positions.

It is understood Hull are one of a number of Premier League clubs interested in signing Mason, who is a product of Tottenham's academy, before the transfer deadline.

Before his resignation, former Hull manager Steve Bruce admitted he was interested in Mason, who has one England cap.

Bruce said: "If he's available and we can afford him then I like Ryan Mason - he's the type of player who would do us great."

Mason is one of a number of players Tottenham are prepared to sell before the end of the transfer window, including right-back DeAndre Yedlin, winger Nacer Chadli and midfielder Tom Carroll, who has a year left on his contract.

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