Hull City boss Steve Bruce is ready to make a record-breaking move for Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher.

Scotland international hit man Fletcher has fallen out of favour under Gus Poyet in recent weeks and the Tigers are set to pounce.

And Bruce will try to tempt the Black Cats into a sale - but it will cost a staggering £6 million even if the price comes down.

Bruce has been looking for a striker who can play on his own and score goals to give his side more of a threat and Fletcher knows the role.

Hull chief Bruce knows that there is still work to do to stay up and wants to bring in new goalscoring threats for the rest of the season - and beyond.

Fletcher could be sold by Sunderland if Poyet finds new players. The South American boss prefers Jozy Altidore just now and leaves him on the bench.