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Football: Hull agree fee for Everton's Croatia striker Jelavic

Published on Jan 11, 2014 6:20 AM
 
Everton's Nikica Jelavic (centre) celebrates with team mate James McCarthy (left) after scoring a goal against Queens Park Rangers during their English FA Cup soccer match at Goodison Park in Liverpool, northern England, on January 4, 2014. Hull City have agreed a transfer fee with English Premier League rivals Everton to sign Croatia striker Nikica Jelavic. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

(REUTERS) - Hull City have agreed a transfer fee with English Premier League rivals Everton to sign Croatia striker Nikica Jelavic.

City said on their website (www.hullcitytigers.com) on Friday that they would now discuss personal terms with the 28-year-old.

Jelavic has scored 21 goals in 69 appearances since joining Everton from Scottish club Rangers in January 2012. He has been out of favour this season, with Everton manager Roberto Martinez preferring on-loan Chelsea forward Romelu Lukaku.

Steve Bruce's Hull side, who are 10th in the standings, host third-placed Chelsea on Saturday.