Friday, January 16, 2009

Finnan's move to Hull falls through

Finnan's move to Hull fallsSteve Finnan's £1million move to Hull City fell through last night after a medical revealed a deep-seated problem with his left thigh.

He suffered the injury in November and has struggled to figure for Espanyol since. The former Liverpool right back, 32, has also seen moves to Tottenham and Blackburn on loan dashed because the Spanish club were demanding a fee.

It is another blow to Hull manager Phil Brown’s bid to recruit experienced players.

Midfielder George Boateng suffered medial knee ligament damage in the FA Cup win at Newcastle and could be out for three months.

A £2.5m bid for Sunderland midfielder Dean Whitehead was rejected and West Ham’s Luis Boa Morte turned down a move after a £1.5m fee was agreed.

Boa Morte, 31, said: ‘I have a contract for 18 months with West Ham which I want to see out. I do not expect to leave because I have not asked for anything from anyone.’

Brown has managed to sign Kevin Kilbane, 31, from Wigan for £400,000.

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