Hull City are still hoping to keep hold of Abel Hernandez this summer amid serious interest from Aston Villa.

The Villa Park outfit have been chasing the Uruguay international as they are convinced his goals can fire them to an instant return to the Premier League following relegation last term.

But agreeing a deal with Hull has proven to be difficult for Roberto Di Matteo's men and according to the Hull Daily Mail, the Tigers' preference remains to keep Hernandez.

It has been suggested that a bid of £20m could turn Hull's head, offering the club a £10m profit on the fee paid to Palermo to sign Hernandez in 2014.

Aston Villa have already splashed the cash on a striker this summer, laying out £12m to take proven Championship goalscorer Ross McCormack from Fulham.


Hernandez, 26, has started all three of Hull's Premier League games so far, hitting the net in his side's win against Swansea City.

Hull have the striker locked down on a contract until the summer of 2018.