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Media talk: Hull not scared by Man City trip

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The games are coming thick and fast at the moment and as Manchester City prepare to face Hull, most of the focus is on potential summer transfers.

Before we get in to that, let’s have a look at the brief match preview from Hull City goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic who insists he and his teammates are not intimidated as they travel to Manchester.

Speaking to the Hull Daily Mail after back-to-back wins against West Ham and Middlesbrough, he said: “Now, we have to do the same at Manchester City. We have nothing to lose. We are out of the relegation zone after a long time.

"These two away games will be tough. But, against the big teams away, we have been playing good football. We have to try and get something. It will be difficult but we have four away games to play and we need to get a victory. We will work hard for that and see what happens."

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So, without further ado, let’s move on to the transfer rumours that fill so much space in newspapers every weekend.

Tottenham’s Danny has been linked with the club several times already and the Daily Express have made the connection again.

Charles Perrin writes: “Manchester United and Manchester City have both been linked with the left-back, who has established himself as one of the best defenders in the Premier League.

“City are looking to bolster their quota of English players, while United are tempted to make a swoop with Jose Mourinho planning a clear-out of fringe stars.

“And now Spurs are ready to do everything in their power to keep Rose out of the clutches of their rivals.”

The final claim made is that City are set to enter a bidding war for Atalanta midfielder Franck Kessie.

Metro’s Louis Sealey speculates: “Kessie, 20, has enjoyed a fine season for club and county, emerging as a £26million target for several European teams

“The Ivory Coast international was said to be close to joining Roma earlier in the year, and Kessie’s agent admits the Serie A outfit currently lead the race to secure his signature.

“However, the representative insisted Premier League clubs including Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City have made enquiries into Kessie’s future.”

That’s all for this morning’s media round-up! We’ll have all the coverage of Manchester City v Hull on mancity.com!

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