Hull City 'in talks' over signing Norwegian goalkeeper Rune Jarstein
HULL City are keeping tabs on Norwegian international Rune Jarstein as Steve Bruce attempts to provide a long-term answer to the club's goalkeeping situation.
The Mail understands the 28-year-old tops Bruce's January wish-list and that City have made their first move by opening talks with his club Viking over a move.
Reports in Norway suggest the clubs are currently unable to reach an agreement with the Tigers unwilling to budge on their £500,000 valuation.
A fee of £700,000 is being sought but with Jarstein about to enter the final year of his contract, City will continue to monitor the situation ahead of the January window.
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Jarstein, who won his 26th Norway cap in their 2-0 win over Hungary last week, has made no secret of his desire to move to England and a move to City appeals.
Viking will reluctantly cash-in ahead of their new season in March and, despite an apparent deadlock in talks, the Tigers will not be deterred easily.
With Ben Amos on-loan from Manchester United for the remainder of the season and Eldin Jakupovic struggling to make his mark since arriving on a free transfer this summer, Bruce is keen to add an experienced figure.