Brown waits on Turner bids
Hull City boss Phil Brown admits the club may have to listen to any 'silly bids' for Michael Turner.
Last Updated: 29/08/09 10:55pm
Hull City boss Phil Brown admits the club may have to listen to any 'silly bids' for Michael Turner before the close of the transfer window.
Turner has been strongly linked with a move away from the KC Stadium throughout the summer, with Liverpool reportedly offering £6million for the centre-half.
The Tigers are understood to value Turner at double that amount, with Sunderland the latest club to have an expressed an interest.
The 25-year-old impressed in Hull's 1-1 draw at Wolves on Saturday and Brown conceded it could be the imposing stopper's last game for the club.
Brown does not want to lose the former Brentford man, but acknowledged a mammoth offer could persuade the Tigers to sell before Tuesday's deadline.
"Everyone seems to be wanting to talk about Michael Turner," said Brown. "Let's talk about him. He had an outstanding game. He has been tested by the two boys up front (Kevin Doyle and Andy Keogh) and stood up to the test.
"Is that his last game? I don't know. It might be. It might not be. When people start talking silly money, sometimes you have to listen.
"We are in the year of the silly money, the silly bids. The world has gone crazy, paying £25million for centre-halves, so maybe you have to listen.
"As far as we are concerned, it is not only Sunderland. There are two or three clubs interested.
"The battle to hold on to Michael Turner will be ever-increasing for the next 48 hours. Whether Michael Turner is a Hull player at the end of the international break, remains to be seen.
"We have turned down bids already, in the last six weeks."