Sunderland join Hull in bid to sign Tottenham's Ryan Mason - Sky sources

Ryan Mason
Image: Ryan Mason is no longer first-choice at Tottenham

Hull City face competition from Sunderland for the signing of Ryan Mason from Tottenham, according to Sky sources.

Sky Sports News HQ reported earlier on Friday that Hull and Spurs had agreed a fee for the midfielder, with the Yorkshire club offering the 25-year-old a contract, but the Spurs academy graduate is also now believed to be speaking to Sunderland about a potential move to the Stadium of Light. 

The 25-year-old has fallen behind Eric Dier, Mousa Dembele and new signing Victor Wanyama in the pecking order for places under Mauricio Pochettino, who is also keen to bring through promising youngster Harry Winks.

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Hull caretaker manager Mike Phelan says although the club have not brought in any new players yet, several deals are close to being completed.

Speaking ahead of Saturday's clash with Manchester United, Hull interim manager Mike Phelan admitted the club is hoping to bring in six players before Wednesday's transfer deadline and while he didn't name Mason, he said fees had been agreed for players.

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"We are in talks with two or three new players, we are pursuing those but at the moment nothing has been delivered," he said.

"We've agreed a few fees, but we haven't got into discussions yet as to what else it's going to cost us one top of that.

Hull City caretaker manager Mike Phelan
Image: Hull City caretaker manager Mike Phelan has seen his side win their opening two Premier League games

"Without naming names, we have agreed fees with players, clubs and agents and we just have to see between now and Wednesday whether we can get those done. We need as many as we can get. We talked about six, it may be more, it may be less, we'll have to see."

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Phelan is desperate to keep hold of striker Abel Hernandez and centre-half Harry Maguire, who have both been linked with moves away before the end of the month.

Abel Hernandez celebrates after scoring Hull's second goal
Image: Abel Hernandez celebrates after scoring Hull's second goal against Swansea

"As it stands nothing has happened in those areas and I expect nothing to happen in those areas," he added.

"We've got quality football players we need to keep at this club and I hope these players will still be here after Wednesday."

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