TRANSFER TALK: Hull not interested in ex-Sunderland winger

NO DEAL ... James McClean.
NO DEAL ... James McClean.

HULL City have denied reports they are on the verge of signing former Sunderland winger James McClean from Wigan Athletic.

Reports in McClean’s native Ireland suggested the 25-year-old was set to return to the Premier League with Steve Bruce’s outfit.

However, the strugglers – who lost 3-0 to Newcastle United on Saturday – say they are not interested in McClean.

Bruce was in charge of Sunderland when they signed McClean from Derry City in 2011, although he did not break into the first-team until Martin O’Neill took over.