Bruce plays down Doyle link

13 August 2013 03:02

Hull boss Steve Bruce has dismissed rumours linking the Premier League newcomers with a move for Wolves striker Kevin Doyle.

Speculation suggested the Tigers were ready to launch a £3million bid for the Republic of Ireland international, provided he was willing to take a cut on his reported £40,000-per-week wages to return to the top flight.

Wolves are keen to offload the 29-year-old as part of cost-cutting measures following relegation to Sky Bet League One, but Bruce insists Doyle - or any other striker for that matter - is not currently on his radar.

"I don't really know where that has come from," he told talkSPORT. "I have been linked with about 150 players and we have taken in four.

"We have brought in Danny Graham (on loan from Sunderland) and then we brought in big Yannick Sagbo from Evian last week so in that department we are okay at the moment."

Having not been included in Wolves' matchday 18 for their season opener at Preston, Doyle stepped off the bench in the Capital One Cup defeat at Morecambe before starting Saturday's 4-0 win over Gillingham.

Source: PA