Prutton Move ''Very Unlikely''

Last updated : 17 January 2007 By Andy Beill
Tigers boss Brown claimed in his post-match interview on Saturday that a follow-up to City's first rejected bid has been accepted, and that discussions with the Hull-born midfielder were due to start.

However, City chairman Adam Pearson poured cold water on the move to the Yorkshire Post, stating: "We have not spoken to the player or agreed a fee. I think it is very unlikely that we will be signing him."

Southampton manager George Burley has responded similarly. Speaking to the Southampton Daily Echo, he said: "There has been no bid accepted from Hull City.
"I've seen that [rumour], but there is no change in the situation.
"We turned down a bid last week and there is no change as far as Hull and David is concerned. The situation is exactly the same as last week."

25-year-old Prutton may wait until the summer when he is out of contract before moving, when City may re-enter the race to sign him.