Hull still keen on Lee

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Phil Brown says Hull City's bid for Alan Lee is 'still alive', although Ipswich Town boss Jim Magilton claims it has 'gone quiet'.

Hull have already seen a £600,000 offer rejected for the Republic of Ireland international, who has recently turned down a new deal at Portman Road.

Brown remains keen on the striker and has been encouraged by Ipswich lowering their valuation of Lee.

"The deal is still alive," Brown told the Hull Daily Mail. "The bid was put on the table, was turned down, but remains very much on the table.

"They have now made contact with us and have now come down in their estimation of Alan Lee.

"It's not a game of bluff or a game of stick or twist, it's just a case of our estimation is where it's at.

"If Ipswich are happy with that estimation and are willing to accept the bid then he could still become a Hull City player."

But Town manager Magilton believes there has been no progress with the transfer and has been happy with Lee's attitude in training.

Magilton told the club's official website: "It has gone quiet on the Alan Lee front and I'm delighted about that.

"We can't stop clubs bidding for our players and I have no problem with that because it means clubs like our players and that means they are doing something right at Ipswich Town.

"Alan's attitude and application have been top-class, he has worked really hard on his fitness over the summer and has looked sharp in training and games."