Investors keen on massive Premier League deal should Hull move fall through

A Chinese consortium that saw a takeover of Premier League side Hull City break down remain seriously interested in the deal, according to the Daily Mail.

The Tigers have been through a rollercoaster summer on Humberside, following their Championship play-off final win last May.

Since then, the club have been promoted to the Premier League, suffered an injury crisis, seen their manager leave, win two of their opening games AND broken their transfer record.

Caretaker boss Mike Phelan has guided them to a solid start to life back in the top tier and was nominated for the Manager of the Month award as a result.

Still, goings on behind the scenes remain unclear, with current owners remaining largely unpopular with support at the KCOM Stadium.

A seven-figure deposit is understood to have been paid, with the interested party said to be willing to switch their attentions to another English club should the Hull deal fall through.

‘We have a Chinese club and many years of football experience,’ said Dai Xiu Li.  

‘We have a love for the game and we want to learn about European football and share the passion of the Premier League.

‘We still want Hull City and our ambition is to build the club and make it one of the strongest in England.’