There is ongoing uncertainty over the ownership of Hull City.

The current owners, the Allams, have said they are hoping to sell the club by Christmas and end their nightmare tenure. However, it has gone quiet on the takeover front over recent weeks which has brought doubt into fans’ minds over whether a deal will go through.

Here are three players the Tigers could sign in January, regardless of who owns the club-

Jacob Butterfield, Derby County- The experienced midfielder has fallen down the pecking order with the Rams under Frank Lampard and is set to leave them in January. He was linked with a move to the KCOM Stadium last week, as reported by The72, and would be a decent acquisition for Nigel Adkins’ side. Butterfield, who has previously played for Middlesbrough, Barnsley and Huddersfield Town, spent last season on loan at Sheffield Wednesday.

Ryan Yates, Nottingham Forest- The versatile youngster is likely to leave Forest on loan next month for more first-team opportunities. He has emerged as a loan target for Adkins over the past few months and he is player who could be on his way to East Yorkshire. The 21-year-old has enjoyed loan stints at Barrow, Shrewsbury Town, Notts County and Scunthorpe United so far in his career.

Ashley Fletcher, Middlesbrough- He saw a deadline day loan move to Hull collapse in August and could be a target for them again now. His chances at Boro are limited but he would offer the Tigers another option in attack.

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