manager Steve Bruce watches the game from the stands
City have put takeover talks on hold to focus on strengthening their
squad as a host of injuries has left the club with just 13 fit players
for the new Premier League season.Hull
have been up for sale since 2014, after the English FA turned down a
request from the club's owner, Egyptian-British businessman Assem Allam,
to change their name to Hull Tigers.
media had reported in May that a takeover by an unnamed American
consortium was imminent but discussions will be postponed until the
transfer window closes on Aug. 31.
Michael Dawson suffered a knee injury during a pre-season friendly on
Tuesday, while midfielder Moses Odubajo will be out until next year with
a knee problem and defender Alex Bruce is set to miss four to six
months with an Achilles injury.
stability during the transfer window, the club can confirm that takeover
talks have been placed on hold until the summer window closes," the
club said on their website (www.hullcitytigers.com).
the owners intend to continue discussing a sale to interested parties
in September, the priority for the coming weeks is strengthening the
squad ahead of the start of the new Premier League season, particularly
given the number injuries sustained to key players during pre-season."
Bruce, who is yet to make any additions to his squad, was interviewed on
Monday for the England post, which is set to go to Sunderland boss Sam
Hull, who were
promoted back to the top flight after one year in the Championship, open
the league season by hosting champions Leicester City on Aug. 13.
Hull City delay takeover talks to focus on transfers
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