Mills Deal Possible
A further 33 days is the most likely outcome. However, the Tigers can only afford to do that if they negotiate a better deal with Stuart Pearce's Premiership side.
Mills is on a reported £30,000 a week contract, and Pearce seems happy to keep the player out on loan. Phil Parkinson wants to keep the former Norwich, Charlton, Leeds and Middlesbrough player in his squad, but will only be able to do so if the club are allowed to pay a smaller percentage of his wages.
A permanent deal is unlikely as Man City may demand a 7-figure transfer fee, and Hull City wouldn't be able to afford paying the 29-year-old's wages in full.
Championship rivals Leeds are also reported to be interested in taking the player back to Elland Road, where he spent 5 years after joining for £4million in 1999.