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Newly promoted Hull linked with Turkey's Kazim


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.

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