Hull City boss Steve Bruce stands firm in Norwich City’s pursuit of Robbie Brady

Hull City boss Steve Bruce is refusing to budge on the Tigers' transfer valuation for Robbie Brady.

Hull City boss Steve Bruce is refusing to budge on the Tigers' transfer valuation for Robbie Brady. Photo: Nigel French/PA Wire. - Credit: PA

Hull City boss Steve Bruce has reiterated his desire to keep Robbie Brady out of Norwich City's clutches.

Bruce insists the Tigers' valuation for the 23-year-old has still to be met by the Canaries, after Alex Neil made it clear last week City had upped heir bid to what he labelled a 'good and fair offer'.

Brady played in Tuesday's friendly win at Chesterfield and Bruce confirmed there is sill deadlock between the two clubs. Norwich are now weighing up potential alternative targets, with Fiorentina's Marcos Alonso in City's sights. The Hull Daily Mail report Norwich are still some way short of Hull's £8m valuation for the Republic of Ireland international.

'As we stand at the minute it seems like a bit of a stalemate,' Bruce told the Hull Daily Mail after his side's win. '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.'