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Striker Caleb Folan set to leave Hull


Brown accepts Hull wage bill cap

Hull boss Phil Brown admits strikers Caleb Folan and Daniel Cousin are both likely to leave the club in the transfer window.

Brown is under pressure to trim about £9m from the wage bill and has already had inquiries about the two players.

"Caleb has expressed a desire to leave and we have agreed to it," said Brown.

"Daniel's on African Nations duty and it's hard for him to come back and sign papers. Until that happens then there won't be a deal on the table."

Brown said chairman Adam Pearson's financial constraints meant departures were inevitable.


"I can't do anything else but accept it," said Brown.

"He is the man in charge and if that is the deal I will try to get on with it.

"We have got some good players here. Every manager wants a big squad that can compete at this level and cope with two or three games in a week.

"You need a big squad but there has been interest in a number of players at our football club and we are considering each interest on its merits."

Winger Kevin Kilbane is another possible departure on loan, with Wolves thought to be interested, and Middlesbrough are keeping tabs on Dutch striker Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink.

But Brown insisted he was looking to rebuild the squad as much as trim it down, and if the money was available he would like to sign another striker.

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see also
Hull chairman calls in auditors
04 Dec 09 |  Hull
Hull turn down QPR Folan approach
17 Oct 08 |  Hull
Folan seals Middlesbrough switch
17 Sep 09 |  Middlesbrough
Striker Cousin makes Hull switch
11 Sep 08 |  Hull
Hull break record to land Folan
31 Aug 07 |  Hull

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