CHELSEA defender Ola Aina is set to join Hull on loan.
Aina, 20, is yet to break through into the first-team at Stamford Bridge.
The right-back made three Premier League appearances under Antonio Conte last season, all of which were from the bench.
And it appears he will now head out on loan in search of more game time.
The Hull Daily Mail claim Aina will join the Tigers in a season-long loan deal.
He will become the first new signing at the KCOM Stadium since Leonid Slutsky’s appointment as manager last month.
Hull are apparently hopeful of finalising the deal today after positive talks over the past 72 hours.
And that means he will be able to join his new team-mates for a warm-weather training camp in Portugal tomorrow.
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Slutsky, close friends with Blues owner Roman Abramovich, is hoping to guide the Tigers back to the Premier League at the first attempt after their disappointing relegation to the Championship last term.
The Russian boss intends to make between “six and seven” additions to his squad before Hull’s season kicks-off away to Aston Villa next month.
Aina is the latest Chelsea youngster to be sent out on loan this summer.
Tammy Abraham and Kasey Palmer joined Swansea and Huddersfield respectively while Ruben Loftus-Cheek is on the verge of sealing a temporary switch with Crystal Palace.