Sporting have been trying to sell Marvin Zeegelaar for quite some time.

The Portuguese club are struggling to find someone to pay €5m for the left-back, and the player’s personal terms have also been a problem. Zeegelaar came close to joining Norwich City in January, but the 26-year-old blocked the transfer because of his Championship reluctance.

And now there’s apparently another English club trying to get him, according to today’s O Jogo. It’s claimed Hull City have recently made contact, and talks are ongoing.

Hull City’s original idea was to get Zeegelaar on a loan deal, but Sporting only want to sell, and demanded the €5m price. A new round of talks is set to happen soon.

O Jogo believe they know why Hull City are interested. The club’s head of recruitment is now Lee Darnbrough, who worked for Norwich City last season, and still has the Dutchman as a target.

This could be O Jogo clutching at straws, well researched straws obviously.

The newspaper claims there’s big competition for the player, with Feyenoord failing to agree personal terms with him, and recall that PSV and Twente have recently been linked as well.

We still doubt these clubs are that keen, otherwise he would be gone by now. If Hull really want Zeegelaar, he’s probably going to have to be less averse to the Championship than he was when Norwich came calling.