Hull City midfielder Tom Huddlestone could be the subject of a return to former club Derby County with the Rams ready to activate a £2 million release clause, according to the Daily Mail.

The England international began his career at Pride Park before leaving to join Tottenham Hotspur but if the report is to be believed his future could be back where it all began for him.

Huddlestone has been a mainstay in the Premier League for much of his career but with Hull having been relegated last year he faces the upcoming season in the Championship although not necessarily with the Tigers it would seem.

The 30-year-old is not short of offers with Newcastle United, West Bromwich Albion and Birmingham City all said to be interested in the midfielder but it is said he would be happy to play in the second tier and would consider a move to his old stomping ground.

He made 95 appearances for Derby in his first spell and with Gary Rowett looking to build a squad that can finally get Derby back in the Premier League he could be about to play a significant role at Pride Park.

The £2m fee the Rams would need to pay is less of an issue after the departure of Tom Ince to Huddersfield recently. That move was allowed to take place to free up funds for the former Birmingham boss to strengthen his squad and it seems he has identified one man he believes can do just that.

If Huddlestone does become a Derby player once again he will already know one of his new teammates after Rowett signed Curtis Davies from Hull earlier in the transfer window. It would be an immediate reunion for the pair who were prominent players for the Tigers last season.

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