McCarthy hits out at Hearts

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Wolves boss Mick McCarthy has accused Hearts of trying to spark an auction for Christophe Berra.

The Coca-Cola Championship leaders have reportedly seen a £2million bid knocked back for the Jambos captain, which is thought to be £1million less than would be accepted. McCarthy insists he had no idea Wolves' offer had been knocked back and suggested Hearts were playing games over the matter.

He told his club's official website, "We've bid for Berra but, as I said the other night, I didn't know anything until it was supposedly announced that it had been turned down - we didn't hear that! I'm not sure why it was made public. Maybe it's one of those situations where they want someone to pay more and alert other clubs to it."

He added: "But if they don't want to do it then fine, we move on."

He added on Sky Sports News: "If anyone else is interested, go on, let's have an auction. We don't want to do business like that.

"My interest wouldn't wane just because of that but we're not going to get involved in any auction."

McCarthy denied Wolves chief executive Jez Moxey had sanctioned an improved bid, saying: "Not to my knowledge. Jez is dealing with it anyway, which he does. It's not moved any further."

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Christophe Berra
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