Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Mick McCarthy has not given up hope of landing Hull City’s attacking midfielder Stephen Hunt, according to the Daily Mail. It was thought that McCarthy had given up hope of signing the Republic of Ireland international after Phil Brown rejected an offer from Wolves worth an estimated £4 million. However, it is believed McCarthy will make a final offer of £5 million, which could be enough to tempt Hull into business.
Brown told the Daily Telegraph “He came here as a £2.5 million player, there’s now a £4 million bid on the table, that warrants business as far as he’s concerned”.
“There’s a little bit of talking to be done but it will take a lot more than £4 million to get Stephen Hunt away from the club”.
McCarthy has identified the striker as his number one priority following injuries to forwards Andy Keogh and Stefan Maierhofer, and is reportedly keen to reunite Hunt with his ex-Reading and fellow Republic of Ireland teammate Kevin Doyle. Hunt scored his sixth goal of the season for Hull from the penalty spot against Wolves on Saturday in a 2-2 draw at the KC Stadium. If McCarthy fails in his attempt to prise Hunt away, the Daily Mail and Sky Sports are reporting that Wolves will attempt to take Everton’s James Vaughan on loan for the season. The player has made struggled with injury this term, making just 7 appearances in the league for Everton, scoring 1 goal.
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