Now rock bottom of the Premier League despite winning their first two games of the season, Hull City are going to have to do some serious problem solving if they want to stand a chance of maintaining their top tier status beyond this season.

Mike Phelan’s men, who have lost four of their last six games, are still only three points off 17th, so all hope isn’t lost, but a tough festive period against Manchester City, Everton and West Brom away could make things a lot worse.

Only scoring four goals in those six games, creativity appears to be an issue for the Tigers, and according to Foot Mercato, the Premier League side have turned their attention to Ligue 1 for a potential recruit.

The French website claim that Hull City have watched AS Saint-Étienne attacking midfielder Oussama Tannane on four different occasions this season.

Despite not having the best end product in the league (one goal and one assist in 16 league appearances), the player’s willingness to carry the ball and dribble past opponents could make him a valuable asset for Mike Phelan.

Foot Mercato state that while talk of an official is a bit premature at this stage, an offer of €5m could be enough to get talks started with the French club regarding the Moroccan forward.

We’ll keep an eye on this, as this could pick up pace as the January transfer window edges closer.