Hull today rejected an improved £5m bid from Wolves for winger Stephen Hunt and insisted they did not expect their Barclays Premier League rivals to attempt a further approach.
The Tigers have now turned down four bids from Wolves for the services of the Republic of Ireland international, who is seen as a potentially pivotal figure in the club's battle to remain in the top flight.
"In response to further released speculation, the club have received a verbal offer of £5million for Stephen Hunt," read a statement on www.hullcityafc.net.
"This has been completely rejected and we are not expecting any further bids."
Reports have suggested the cash-strapped Tigers would have to transfer-list their entire squad in the hope of clearing debts of £9million.
Yet while chairman Adam Pearson has spoken of the need to move out fringe players and slash the wage bill by £6million, there is a reluctance to part with the club's star names.
Manager Phil Brown had conceded previously, however, the club would have to listen to offers for all players given their financial state.Reuse content