Hull manager Phil Brown has discussed a new contract with Stephen Hunt in an attempt to stave off persistent interest from Wolves.
The Republic of Ireland winger, who joined the Tigers on a four-year deal last summer, has been the subject of three bids from Molineux this month. Despite their well-documented financial difficulties, Hull have rejected each offer - the latest of £4million, according to Brown - but their resolve could be tested again before Monday's transfer deadline.
"I spoke to Stephen on Thursday morning and began preliminary talks with regards to a new contract. That's how keen we are on keeping Stephen at this football club," said Brown.
"He's a good player and has played his part so far this season. On Wednesday there was firm interest from Wolves.
"People are saying the bids will test us but I am hoping Stephen Hunt will test Wolves the right way on Saturday, playing for Hull City.
"Hopefully that will continue from now until the end of the season."
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