Phil Brown gets set to sell much coveted centre back.
Sky Sports News understands that Hull City have given Michael Turner permission to talk with Sunderland.
Hull City manager Phil Brown has opened talks with a Premier League defender ahead of the likely departure of Michael Turner.
The Tigers boss is bracing himself for the centre-back’s departure before Tuesday’s transfer deadline with Sunderland understood to be closing in on a deal.
As a result, Brown is hatching contingency plans and has met an unnamed Premier League defender. (Sky Sports)
Phil Brown has appeared to have given up any hope of keeping Michael Turner and every chance he gets he is telling the media that he will have to listen to offers for the player that he deems as worth around £12m. Sunderland have already been busy this summer bringing in new players as Steve Bruce builds for the season ahead.
Having already signed Lorik Cana, Darren Bent, Lee Cattermole and Frazier Campbell it seems that the former Wigan boss is looking to strengthen his defence and therefore talks with the 25 year old former Charlton and Brentford man make sense. But will he really splash out such a large fee for a player off the back of one good half season in the Premier League?