Former Hull and Newcastle forward Hatem Ben Arfa has been told he will not be able to play for Nice this season under FIFA regulations.
Hull are in talks to sign Aaron Lennon on loan from Tottenham for the rest of the season, Sky sources understand.
John Carver takes Newcastle United to Hull City in what is his first game since being appointed as the club's head coach until the end of the season.
Hull have agreed a £3m fee to sign Lokomotiv Moscow striker Dame N'Doye.
Hull City team news: Steve Bruce welcomes back forward duo Nikica Jelavic and Abel Hernandez ahead of Newcastle's visit to the KC Stadium.
Former Hull striker Dean Windass is to become the club's first official ambassador.
Hull will pay Blackpool £2.3m after agreeing a compensation package over the transfer of winger Tom Ince.
A dominant second-half display saw West Ham ease to a 3-0 win against Hull and secure their first league victory in five matches.