Hull land Mendy on a free

Hull City, newly promoted into the Premier League, have signed French defender Bernard Mendy on a free transfer. The 26-year-old agreed a three-year contract and became Tigers manager Phil Brown's third close-season signing.

Mendy worked with Brown during his previous spell in English football, on loan at Bolton Wanderers in 2003. Then, the former defender was assistant manager of the Trotters.

Mendy arrives in English football from Paris Saint-Germain, who he joined in 2000. He has won three caps for France.