Newly promoted Hull linked with Turkey's Kazim

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Newly promoted Hull City is reportedly hoping to bolster its squad ahead of its English Premier League adventure by swooping for Turkey and Fenerbahce winger Colin Kazim-Richards.

The Tigers, promoted via the playoffs, are set to break their own modest transfer record by bidding $4 million for the 21-year-old. The $2 million spent bringing Caleb Foran from Wigan last summer is the current benchmark.

Arsenal fan Kazim-Richards was born in Leytonstone, England, and moved to Turkish outfit Fenerbahce last summer following a stint with Sheffield United. He bagged his first goal for the Sari kanaryalar in the Champions League quarterfinals against Premiership giants Chelsea.

The English-born player, known as Kazim Kazim for international purposes, has impressed at Euro 2008 for the plucky Turks. Hull bos Phil Brown hopes manager-less Fenerbahce will let him return to England, but knows he'll have to fork out steep wages of around $50,000 a week.