Hull City's move for Republic of Ireland striker Shane Long fell through in the final hours of the transfer window on a dramatic night for the West Brom man.

Long was given permission to leave the Ireland training camp in Malahide to discuss the prospect of a transfer to East Yorkshire.

The 26-year-old was reportedly at the Tigers' training ground when it emerged Baggies boss Steve Clarke had pulled the plug on the deal as he sweated on reinforcements of his own.

Hull have now secured the signing of Egypt striker Gedo on a season-long loan deal from Al Ahly, subject to international clearance.

The move sees the 28-year-old return to the KC Stadium for a second stint after impressing with five goals in 12 games after joining on a loan deal during the second half of last season.

Gedo's goals were crucial in helping Hull secure promotion to the Barclays Premier League, and manager Steve Bruce will welcome the return of a player who will provide competition to the likes of Yannick Sagbo, Danny Graham and Sone Aluko.

The move, which still awaits formal clearance, will go some way to helping Bruce overcome the disappointment of missing out on Long.

It meant a wasted journey for Long ahead of preparations for the World Cup qualifier with Sweden on Friday night.