Hull are reported to have accepted a £20m bid from Aston Villa for Abel Hernandez in the summer only for the deal to collapse.
Villa were keen to land the Tigers striker but the deal failed to materialise after the Midlands club could not agree personal terms and they landed Jonathan Kodjia from Bristol City instead.
However reports are rife that Villa will try again in the January transfer window and hope the imminent appointment of former Tigers boss Steve Bruce will help to get the deal over the line.
Hull are no longer interested in doing a deal and are thought to have already held initial talks with the player's representatives about securing him to a bumper new deal.
Hernandez will see where Hull are in the Premier League table when the window opens and could push for a move if a relegation battle looks likely.