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Bruce: "Norwich City's pursuit of Robbie Brady has reached a stalemate"

Norwich City are interested in bringing Robbie Brady (right) to the club. Credit: PA

Hull City manager Steve Bruce says that Norwich City's pursuit of winger Robbie Brady has reached a "stalemate".

The Canaries have had several bids rejected for the Irish international, with the latest offer believed to be in the region of £6 million.

However, The Tigers are thought to want £8 million and Bruce says that the player won't leave unless their valuation is met.

Brady played in Hull's friendly win over Chesterfield last night, and speaking to the Hull Daily Mail, Bruce said that he remains part of his plans at the KC Stadium.

Steve Bruce wants Brady to stay at Hull City. Credit: PA

"As we stand at the minute it seems like a bit of a stalemate.

They've put in a bid 10 days ago which was rejected and I hope they don't make another one.

We've made a stance on it and made ourselves pretty clear. Unless they meet the valuation that the owners want, then he will remain a Hull City player. It's as simple as that.

You're never going to question Robbie's attitude. He's a really good young player. We all know that and we all desperately hope he'll stay."

– Steve Bruce, Hull City manager

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Southend United reject Hull City approach for goalkeeper Bentley

Daniel Bentley. Credit: PA

Southend United Chairman Ron Martin says that the club have turned down a bid from Championship side Hull City for their highly-rated goalkeeper Daniel Bentley.

It's believed that Tigers boss Steve Bruce watched the 22-year-old in action in Southend's friendly against West Ham United on Saturday.

Speaking to the Southend Echo, Martin confirmed that the Shrimpers have rejected an initial offer for Bentley.

“Steve Bruce spoke to Phil Brown and Steve Kavanagh but we’ve said no to the offer."

– Ron Martin, Southend United

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Former Luton Town defender Franks joins Stevenage

Fraser Franks (left) playing for previous club Welling United. Credit: PA

Former Luton Town defender Fraser Franks has joined Stevenage on a free transfer.

The centre-half spent 18 months at Kenilworth Road, but was released by the Hatters earlier this week.

"It's a new challenge for me and a chance to prove myself. I'm really looking forward to getting going."

– Fraser Franks, Stevenage

New signing Newton "excited" by Cambridge United opportunity

Conor Newton in action for Rotherham United. Credit: PA

Cambridge United have completed the signing of former Newcastle United midfielder Conor Newton.

The 23-year-old left Championship side Rotherham United by mutual consent yesterday, and the U's moved quickly to secure his signature.

Newton had also attracted interest from Scottish Premier League side Hearts.

Conor Newton can't wait to get started at his new club. Credit: PA

Newton has agreed a two-year contract at the Abbey Stadium, and becomes Cambridge's tenth signing of the summer so far.

“I’m really looking forward to the opportunity of playing for Cambridge United.

Obviously I have past relationships with both the manager (Richard Money) and Ryan Donaldson from my time at Newcastle, which certainly played a part in my decision.

The city itself and the prospect of living here was also a major factor. It will be different for me but I am excited by that opportunity."

– Conor Newton, Cambridge United
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