Mpenza rejects Hull link

Former City striker on the lookout for England stay

Mpenza: On the lookout for new club

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The agent of former Manchester City striker Emile Mpenza has denied that his client is on trial at Hull City.

It had been suggested the Belgium international had pitched up at the KC Stadium in a bid to earn a deal with the Premier League new boys, following his release from City in the summer.

The powerful striker made 25 appearances for the Eastlands outfit before his release, having been brought to England in February 2007.

It had been reported that he was to join up with Hull at their pre-season training camp in Italy but this suggestion has now been dismissed by his agent, Rachid Tajmout.

"He is not on trial at Hull and there has been no contact with Hull," Tajmout told

"He is currently training in Belgium and keeping himself fit while we look to sort his future out.

"But I have not spoken to anyone connected to Hull."

Keen on England

While Tajmout has played down talk of his client joining Hull, he is hopeful that Mpenza will be able to find a new club in England.

"Emile is very keen to stay in England," Tajmout conceded.

"Of course there is always speculation, but the only club I have spoken to recently was Ipswich.

"There is some interest from abroad but ideally he wants to stay in England. He loves the football and living over there.

"The hope is of course for the Premier League, but if not then we can consider the Championship."