Hull agree Jelavic fee

The Croatian has rarely featured for Everton since Roberto Martinez took the reins in the summer, prompting the Tigers to attempt to boost their goalscoring options

Everton have revealed that they have agreed a fee with Hull over the permanent transfer of Nikica Jelavic.

The Croatia international has struggled for minutes under Roberto Martinez this season, appearing just 10 times for the Toffees and scoring just twice.

Both of those goals came in the club’s FA Cup third round tie with QPR last Saturday while the four appearances prior to that have come from the substitute’s bench.

A statement on the Everton official Twitter account read: “Everton agree a fee with Hull for permanent transfer of Nikica Jelavic and give permission for him to speak to the Tigers.”

Steve Bruce’s side are 11th in the Premier League goalscoring charts, a position which was boosted by the club’s 6-0 win over Fulham recently, and have been linked with West Brom’s Shane Long in recent days.

Robbie Brady is the Tigers’ top league goalscorer with just three in his 13 appearances, while frontman Danny Graham has struggled to find the back of the net with just a solitary strike to his name, forcing Bruce to seek out reinforcements.