Hull City could compete with Bundesliga clubs for Arsenal defender Johan Djourou in the summer, FootballDirectNews.com understands.
The Swiss international is currently on loan for the second consecutive season, as the Gunners look to try and sell the backup player, who has not fulfilled his potential at the Emirates Stadium.
Currently at Hamburg, Djourou also spent last season in Germany with Hannover, and it is believed that he would favour a stay in the Bundesliga if possible. It remains to be seen if Hamburg will take the 27-year-old on on a permanent deal, and Hull manager Steve Bruce will be looking to snap him up and persuade him to stay in England.
The Tigers boss has worked with Djourou in the past, taking him on loan to Birmingham City in the 2007/08 season, and could view him as a good, experienced option to bolster his current squad. Djourou staying here looks extremely unlikely, an Arsenal source said. “There’ll be talks with Hamburg in the summer, I’m sure, and my understanding is that Hull are interested as well. “
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