Fulham manager Hodgson has poured cold water on suggestions striker Bobby Zamora was definitely leaving for Hull.

Reports claimed the clubs had agreed a £5m fee for the former West Ham and Tottenham man but Hodgson indicated the deal was far from done.

“I can confirm that Hull are interested in him and have made a bid but I can’t confirm that we’re going to be prepared to let him go,” he added.

“Bobby Zamora and Andrew Johnson have been excellent on the tour and if we lose him, he’s going to be a hard man to replace that’s for sure.

“(So) that will be something that will be discussed when I get back.

“Obviously it’s not been easy.

“I’ve been in touch all the time with the people at home, with the chief executive but with the time difference, it’s not been as easy as it would be had I done the pre-season at home.”