Tigers rule out transfer talk

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Hull City have denied that they are about to move for Dennis Wise and Eddie Johnson.

Local radio reports had suggested that The Tigers were on the verge of sealing a deal for the duo, although manager Peter Taylor has now put paid to such rumours.

Manchester United youngster Johnson is presently on loan at Crewe and has bagged four goals in his 13 league starts to date.

Although it is common knowledge that Taylor is in the market for a goalscorer, he says that Johnson is not a player he has considered, telling the Hull Daily Mail: "It's not right. That's not one that's going to happen."

He also poured scorn on suggestions that Wise was set for a move to The KC Stadium. The veteran midfielder has been strongly tipped for a move to Lincoln after leaving Southampton recently, but he will definitely not be going to Hull.

"I don't know anything about the Wise one either," Taylor continued. "If you spoke about speculation all the time, people would just make things up and they'd be getting their own way. That can't be right."

City's current priority looks to be capturing Falkirk striker Darryl Duffy. It is believed that a £300,000 package has already been prepared, but it is unlikely that there will be any developments on this front in the immediate future.

"I want to get the striker sorted out. That's what's important. Once that happens, if the chairman says to me that there's money available, I'll look at other things."

Meanwhile, 27-year-old left back Roland Edge has left the club after having his contract terminated by mutual consent.