Hull City interested in signing Ola Aina on loan from Chelsea - sources
Chelsea defender Ola Aina is being lined up for a loan move to Hull City, sources close to both clubs have told ESPN FC.
New Hull boss Leonid Slutsky is looking to use his close connections with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich to bring some of the Premier League club's best youngsters to the KCOM Stadium next season.
Slutsky is expected to be busy in the transfer market this summer with a number of players set to leave Hull following their relegation from the Premier League last season.
Aina, 20, has come through the ranks at Chelsea and made six appearances in all competitions for the club last season as he played back-up to wing-back Victor Moses in Antonio Conte's side.
Aina, who is primarily a right-back, can play anywhere across the backline and his versatility makes him an attractive option for Hull.
Chelsea are ready to loan him out as they feel playing regular first-team football will aid his development before returning to battle for a spot in their first team.
Aina, who played for England at youth level, has switched his international allegiance to Nigeria and could be keen on a move away in search of regular first-team football ahead of next summer's World Cup.
Peter O'Rourke is ESPN FC's transfer news correspondent. Follow him on Twitter @SportsPeteO.