Hull won't go for Kuipers
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Brighton & Hove Albion shot-stopper Kuipers spent a brief spell on loan with The Tigers last season and has been linked with a return to The Kingston Communications Stadium.
With Hull dropping their interest in Sergio Leite, Tigers boss Peter Taylor is chasing back-up for Boaz Myhill.
But Taylor feels it would be futile pursuing any interest in Dutch keeper Kuipers for a combination of reasons.
Taylor does not believe Kuipers would be within Hull's price range and he also thinks the 30-year-old would not settle for being an understudy to Myhill.
"We do need a new goalie but I've promised the chairman I will stick to the budget he's given me," Taylor told the Hull Daily Mail.
"I haven't spoken to Michel, or to Brighton, but knowing him as I do, I would think he'd be priced out of our range.
"I've been very impressed with Boaz. He's my first choice and I honestly feel he can only get better and better.
"If Michel did leave Brighton, I'm sure he'd be looking to be first choice himself."