Brown determined to keep Turner

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Hull City manager Phil Brown insists it will take a "ridiculous" bid to prise Michael Turner away from the club whilst also confirming he has not made a move for Tottenham's Darren Bent.

Turner is believed to be interesting Redknapp - who may be willing to consider a player-plus-cash deal for the player - whilst Bent's move to Sunderland has seemingly stalled amid possible interest from Hull and Aston Villa. But Brown insists he has received no bids for Turner and confirmed that though he has spoken with Redknapp while in Beijing, no discussions over transfers have taken place.

"There was no talk over exchanges of players or transfer bids or any of that," he said on Wednesday.

"We did a tremendous piece of business last year signing Michael on a four year contract.

"That was an improved deal because of the exploits from last season. He is knocking on the door of the England set-up and consequently when you play like that you are going to attract attention.

"But as far as I am concerned Michael is at the club as a Hull City player, it would be difficult to hang on to him if a ridiculous bid came in but as we stand no bids are on the table.

"We have been subject to an awful lot of speculation in the close season and there is no secret we are trying to improve the squad. There are a lot mischievous people out there that are trying to create things that are not there.

"I had a drink with Harry this afternoon and all we talked about was where he sees Tottenham this season or where I see Hull this season."

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