Manager Phil Brown has discussed a new contract with Stephen Hunt in an attempt to stave off persistent interest from Wolves.

The Republic of Ireland winger, who joined the Tigers on a four-year deal last summer, has been the subject of three bids from Molineux this month.

Despite their well-documented financial difficulties, Hull have rejected each offer – the latest £4m according to Brown – but their resolve could be tested again before Monday’s transfer deadline.

Brown, who must coincidentally prepare his side to face Wolves this weekend, has spoken to the 29-yearold about the situation and the subject of new terms was raised.

Brown said: ‘‘He’s a good player and has played his part so far this season.

‘‘Yesterday there was firm interest from Wolves.

‘‘People are saying the bids will test us but I am hoping Stephen Hunt will test Wolves the right way on Saturday, playing for Hull City.”