Hull City have joined the Turkish Super League giants Trabzonspor in the race to sign Aston Villa’s defender Micah Richards.
According to the Mirror, the Tigers are keen to bolster their options in defence by signing Richards. Hull have won their opening two games of the 2016-17 season despite being down to own to 11 fit senior outfield players.
Trabzonspor are also in talks with Villa over the transfer of the Richards. Sources close to the club have Turkish-Football.com that the Black Sea storm want to sign the England international on a year-long loan.
The Black Sea based side are on the hunt for a new right-back after offloading Luis Cavanda to Galatasaray earlier this month.
Trabzonspor boss Ersun Yanal has identified Richards as his primary target and wants the deal wrapped up by the end of the week.
Richards provided one assists and scored two goals in 28 appearances for Villa last season but was unable to help his side avoid relegation form the Premier League.