Fulham are reported to have agreed to allow Antti Niemi, their veteran Finnish goalkeeper, to speak to Premier League newboys Hull City.

The Tigers will offer Fulham around £1.2m for the 35-year-old former Southampton stopper, who played second fiddle to the American Kasey Keller last season.

Last season Niemi made 23 appearances for the Cottagers who beat the threat of relegation on the last day of the season.

The former Finland international keeper joined The Cottagers from relegated Southampton in January 2006 for a rumoured £1m and he still has a year left on his contract.