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Hull City have been linked with a move for Lyon’s Nicolas N’Koulou ahead of the transfer deadline tonight.

The Cameroon international has struggled to get regular playing time at the Ligue 1 club this season, but reports suggest he is reluctant to leave.

According to a latest report from L’Equipe, N’Koulou has rejected the opportunity to sign for the Premier League club.

However, Hull City aren’t willing to give up on the 26-year-old so easily, but L’Equipe believe it’d be very difficult for them to convince the player.

Screen Shot 2017-01-31 at 06.33.01Marseille are also reportedly keen on signing N’Koulou, but his involvement in the African Cup of Nations could make things a little¬†complicated. L’Equipe say Hull City have other alternatives in mind, and are working on that, but haven’t abandoned the idea of signing the Lyon defender.

N’Koulou has made only 7 league appearances this season, and has a contract until 2020 at Lyon.