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07/06/2013 at 03:44

LATEST: One signs - City in race for Belgian ace?

Hull City manager Steve Bruce has cured the immediate future of one of his goalkeeping slots by taking on promising Tigers keeper Mark Oxley in an extension to his existing contract, as the 22 year continues his association with the club, following his signing from Rotherham United 3 years ago when an England U18 international. 

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Oxley's development in the goalkeeping department has been nurtured steadily at the Tigers, but City fans did get a glimpse of him when used as a late substitute in the televised home game with Sheffield Wednesday this season, following Eldin Jakupovic's injury late on in the match.

City are intending to continue Oxley's development with further loan spells this season, with the stopper already enjoying spells at Grimsby Town, Walsall and Burton Albion to gain some valuable first team action. However, the Tigers remain steadfast in their search for a permanent no.1 and will again test Leicester City for Kasper Schmeichel, despite a second £1.75m bid being rejected.

Elsewhere, City have incredibly been linked with Belgian super club Anderlecht, for the services of their star striker Dieumerci Mbokani. The 27 year old has become one of the hottest properties in the Juniper League and a fee in the region of £6m is being touted. Fulham, West Bromwich Albion and Dynamo Kiev have all been linked as well as the Tigers - with the Russian club already holding despite a preference to join the Premier League.

And finally, Steve Bruce is weighing up the option of whether to sign experienced Birmingham City defender Curtis Davies. As already mentioned on CI, Davies has long been under consideration, but the Tigers are unlikely to meet the £3m price tag being placed on his head by the Blues. 

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