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Gunners' Hayden close to Hull City loan switch

Hull City are understood to be close to signing Arsenal's Isaac Hayden on loan.

The 20-year-old defender made his debut for the Gunners in 2013 in a League Cup game against West Brom and has represented England at youth levels.

Bruce up for Championship fight despite KC departures

As expected Hull City have today sold both defender James Chester to West Brom and Robbie Brady to Norwich.

Brady didn't travel with the team to their pre-season training camp in Austria, but our sports reporter Chris Dawkes did.

He has been speaking to manager Steve Bruce about his plans for the coming season after the club were relegated from the Premier League in May:

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James Chester leaves Hull for West Brom

James Chester has completed his transfer from Hull City to West Brom for an undisclosed fee.

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James Chester nears Hull exit

Hull City defender James Chester looks set to join West Bromwich Albion for a fee in the region of £8million.

Credit: Press Association

The 26-year-old reportedly flew home from Hull's pre-season tour in Austria on Tuesday to open talks with the Baggies.

Chester, who has played 156 league games for Hull, has one year left on his existing deal.

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Hull City exclusive: Bruce hopes to add Clucas to travelling party

Hull City are in action this evening against German side Hannover in Austria and could be joined on their pre-season camp tomorrow by Chesterfield's Sam Clucas.

Steve Bruce has exclusively told Calendar that a deal has been agreed to sign the 24 year old winger for around 1 million pounds. Bruce and his players flew out to Austria yesterday afternoon and had their first training session at their base in Leogang, 75 kilometres outside Salzburg, last night.

As well as revealing the Clucas deal Steve Bruce talked about trialists Wilson Palacios and Ryan Taylor. Bruce worked with them both at Wigan.

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