Less than five months after shipping out of Newcastle United, Papiss Cisse is reported to be set for a return to England.

With injuries added to their general goalscoring problems, it is Hull City where the Sengalese striker is reported to be potentially moving to in January.

There was no transfer fee made public in July but it was claimed by the media that Shandong Luneng paid around £5m for the Newcastle striker.

Papiss Cisse hasn’t been a regular starter in China but has still scored five goals in seven starts and another six as a sub, Graziano Pelle being seen as first choice.

The reports claim that a sticking point on any move to Hull is that Cisse’s current club want to recoup £3m of their investment, with the Premier League club not keen on paying so much.

However, even Sunderland have scored more than Hull’s paltry 11 Premier League goals and to stand any chance of surviving, you would imagine they definitely need to add more goals in January.

Whether that proves to be 31 year old Papiss Cisse remains to be seen.