Date: 30th April 2017 at 9:41pm
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Hull City manager Marco Silva insists that they have received no offers for centre-back Harry Maguire despite interest from Tottenham and Everton.

The 24-year-old centre-back was outstanding as the Tigers earned a crucial point away at Southampton on Saturday, a result which moved them three points clear of the relegation zone with just three games of the season remaining.

That adds to a long list of excellent displays from the Englishman, many of which have attracted interest from clubs in the upper echelons of the Premier League, namely Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs and Ronald Koeman’s Everton.

However, Tigers boss Silva insists that the strugglers haven’t received any bids for the defender as of yet, and that they are fully focused on their battle to avoid the drop as opposed to transfer speculation.

He said, when asked whether Maguire should stay at the KCOM Stadium: ‘We’ll see.

‘Until now we don’t have offers for the player. He is an important player to us, a young player as well, and it is important for Hull City to keep these type of players.

‘I don’t want to talk too much about the situation. I want all our players to keep focused on our goal and what we need to do until the end of the season.’

This news will surely delight Hull fans who have seen Maguire form a key part of their resurgence under new boss Silva, who replaced the sacked Mike Phelan back in January.

The Tigers have won six of their 15 Premier League games under the Portuguese boss, including all but one of his seven home matches, and that point at St Mary’s was the first they’ve earned on the road since drawing 0-0 at Manchester United back in February.

It means that, with just three games to go, Hull are three points clear of danger, and with games against Sunderland and Crystal Palace to come, Silva’s men will be confident of avoiding the drop this season.

 
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