Newcastle target Mohamed Diame offered new Hull deal - Sky sources
By Sky Sports News HQ
Last Updated: 02/08/16 9:54am
Hull have offered an improved three-year contract to Mohamed Diame in a bid to stop the midfielder leaving for Newcastle, according to Sky sources.
The 29-year-old, who has one year remaining on his current contract at Hull, is set to undergo a medical at Newcastle on Tuesday after the Magpies agreed to meet his £4.5m release clause.
Hull are yet to appoint a new manager following the departure of Steve Bruce last month, but are keen not to lose Diame ahead of the new Premier League season and have moved quickly to offer him fresh terms.
Diame sealed Hull's place back in the Premier League by scoring the winner in last season's Championship play-off final against Sheffield Wednesday and expressed his disappointment following Bruce's exit from the club.
"To be honest I'm very sad," Diame said. "I spent the last two years with him and he was an important manager for me here.
"I'm sad to see him go but this is football - we're all going to leave but the club stays here. We started pre-season in a difficult situation - we have a lot of injuries too. I think we need some players."
Diame joined Hull in 2014 following spells at West Ham and Wigan and has gone on to make 57 appearances for the Tigers, scoring 14 goals.