Bruce rules out Scharner bid

Hull City manager Steve Bruce has denied reports that he is planning to make a move for Hamburg utility player Paul Scharner.

Last Updated: 07/08/13 at 10:18 Post Comment

Paul Scharner: Was linked with a move to Hull City

Paul Scharner: Was linked with a move to Hull City

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

Speculation in German newspaper BILD on Tuesday claimed that Bruce was planning to meet Scharner's agent prior to the Tigers' friendly against Eintracht Braunschweig.

However, after the Premier League club were beaten 2-0 by Braunschweig, Bruce confirmed he is not looking to sign Scharner.

"That's one I can say no to," Bruce told the Hull Daily Mail. "Obviously there's a link there but no."

Scharner, who can play in defence or midfield, spent the second half of last season on loan at former club Wigan Athletic and he has also featured for West Brom in the Premier League.

The 33-year-old has a further 12 months to run on his Hamburg contract, but has reportedly been told he is surplus to requirements.

The Austrian is now facing an uncertain future and Scharner concedes that all options are open before the transfer window closes.

"Those talks I had with the club seem to have been declared null and void," Scharner told BILD. "Once I was told I would not get kicked out of the club.

"My situation is that I could move on. I could join the reserves, I could start a war or quit the game. Even this has become an option in my case."

Meanwhile, Evian midfielder Eric Tie Bi played the first half of Hull's friendly against Braunschweig as he looks to follow former team-mate Yannick Sagbo to the KC Stadium.

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

A

rturo Vidal, James Rodriguez, Angel Di Maria...........who cares we have Mark Oxley.......Ah tis good to be Hibs fan :)

frakessmee
Hull keeper agrees Hibs loan

I

t's just a ride. Bill Hicks is sorely missed, what a prophet and still relevant twenty years after his death. I'm glad though he didn't get to see George Bush Jnr as President.

thesza888
Wilshere: Is He Smoking Enough?

W

hile not comparing the ability of Wilshire to Dr Socrates of Brazil, didn't he do about forty a day?

nedsmar
Wilshere sorry for smoking

Footer 365

Transfer news: Harry Redknapp denies Loic Remy failed Liverpool medical

QPR manager Harry Redknapp has rubbished claims Loic Remy's move to Liverpool broke down over a failed medical.

Transfer news: Swansea boss Garry Monk insists Wilfried Bony is not for sale

Swansea boss Garry Monk is adamant that only an “astronomical” bid could prise Wilfried Bony away from the club.

Premier League: Manchester United's Juan Mata backs Louis van Gaal's winning mentality

Juan Mata has hailed Louis van Gaal and believes that the Dutchman will bring a winning mentality to Manchester United.

Mail Box

Reasons To Believe That Van Gaal Will Be The Best

Some supporters sound oh so confident on Louis Van Gaal's excellence. Plus thoughts on shirt sales, best signings, football sevens and a good deal more besides...

Are Pre-Season Tours Really A Problem?

Are pre-season tours really a problem? Liverpool went to Australia last summer and it didn't prevent them from having a good season. Plus, thoughts on LvG and keepers...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property