Ahmed Fathi set to join Egyptian teammate Gedo at Hull City
Ahmed Fathi is set to join fellow Egyptian international Gedo at Hull City, the Mail understands.
The Tigers are closing in on six-month loans deals for the Al Ahly pair.
Work permits and paperwork are still to be completed.
As reported this morning, talks over bringing Gedo to England have advanced over the past week, as attempts to bring in QPR hit-man DJ Campbell have hit problems.
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Steve Bruce has been tracking the striker - a former winner of the golden boot in the African Cup of Nations - throughout the transfer window.
However, a move for right-midfielder Fathi has seemed unlikely until now.
But the versatile 28-year-old - who can also play in defence - could be a viable alternative to Ahmed Elmohamady, who looks set to stay at Sunderland for now.
Fathi, who has played 91 times for Egypt, signed a three-and-a-half year deal with Sheffield United in 2007. He made just three appearances before returning to Egypt.
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