Hull seal Zayatte signing

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Hull have signed defender Kamil Zayatte on a permanent deal from Swiss club Young Boys of Berne.

The two clubs agreed a £2.5m fee for the 23-year-old Guinea international earlier in the season and the player has now accepted personal terms.

Hull have also agreed a new contract with left-back Andy Dawson, while manager Phil Brown has revealed he is in talks with unsettled Fulham midfielder Jimmy Bullard.

Brown said: "We have put pen to paper with Kamil Zayatte on a long-term deal and we have also agreed a new contract with Andy Dawson.

"There are a lot of positives out there and hopefully in the next 24 hours we will have another new player in Jimmy Bullard.

"But I will emphasise there is still a long way to go with regards to Jimmy."

Brown also spoke for the first time this morning about the departure of Marlon King.

The Jamaica striker returned to parent club Wigan this week after a dispute with Brown over team selection and has since been loaned to Middlesbrough.

The fall-out occurred after King took exception to Brown's decision to leave him out of the starting line-up for last week's clash against Arsenal.

Brown said: "We had an agreement with Wigan in case there was any interest in Marlon in the January transfer window.

"If that was at Hull he could stay until the end of the season and make it a permanent deal.

"If it was elsewhere Wigan, ourselves and whoever could exercise the right for Marlon to move.

"There has been a well documented fall-out, although it was more of a disagreement about team selection.

"At the end of the day it is my decision. He can voice his opinion in private, one to one, but in front of the players it is a bit different.

"For me it was time to part our ways."

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