By Pete O'Rourke

30th Jan, 2020 | 1:30pm

Exclusive: Hull City make approach to sign forward to replace West Brom-bound Grosicki

Hull City have made enquiries for Peterborough attacker Marcus Maddison as a replacement for West Brom-bound Kamil Grosicki, Football Insider understands.

As revealed by Football Insider on Thursday morning, the 31-year-old attacker is on the verge of joining the Championship promotion hopefuls in an £800,000 deal.

A source at Hull has told Football Insider that the Tigers have identified 26-year-old Maddison as an ideal replacement for the Polish wide man and have made contact over a potential transfer deal.

Football Insider revealed earlier this month that Birmingham and Charlton have both launched bids for the former Newcastle United youngster but he remains with the League One side ahead of Friday’s transfer deadline.

Hull boss Grant McCann is a big fan of Maddison having worked with the versatile attacker during his time in charge of Peterborough.

The player’s contract contains a £2.5million release clause and with his contract set to expire this summer, the Posh are prepared to cash in before the transfer window closes on Friday than risk allowing him to run down his contract.

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Maddison is regarded as one of the best attacking players in the Football League having scored 62 goals and registered 92 assists during his 249 appearances for Peterborough.

He has continued to demonstrate his fine form this season, managing to hit the back of the net 10 times across all competitions and chipping in with eight assists for his teammates.

In other Hull City news, it can be REVEALED that the club have tabled an offer for a non-league starlet wanted by Leicester City.