Hulse snubs Lions
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Lions had agreed a club record fee, in the region of £1 million, to snap up the prolific hit-man from The Railwaymen.
But, like fellow Division One side Cardiff City, Millwall have been snubbed by the 23-year-old, who is out of contract next summer.
New Den boss Mark McGhee was disheartened by the rebuff but will now turn his attentions elsewhere as he seeks to buttress his attack.
"After having what was a record offer for Millwall Football Club accepted by Crewe, it is disappointing that he will not be coming to us," McGhee told the club's official website.
"However, we do have other irons in the fire, and we remain both ambitious and determined to strengthen our squad to a level that will give us a realistic chance of challenging at the top of the First Division in the coming season."
With Millwall and Cardiff now out of the race for Hulse's signature, West Brom and Norwich City are slugging it out to prise the forward away from Gresty Road.
West Brom lodged an improved bid for Hulse on Tuesday while The Canaries also have an offer on the table with Dario Gradi's troops.
Whether those duo can persuade Hulse to stay in the First Division is open to conjecture as it appears the marksman is waiting for a move to The Premiership but, thus far, there have been no bids forthcoming from the top flight.