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Hull keen to keep Fryatt

Hull City are keen to secure Matty Fryatt on a new contract and ward off interest in the striker.

Fryatt is out of contract this summer and Sky Sports understands a number of clubs are monitoring his situation at the KC Stadium.

Sheffield Wednesday, whom Fryatt had a fruitful loan spell with earlier in the season scoring four goals in seven starts, are keen to bring him back to Hillsborough, while Burnley, Brighton and Wolves are also thought to be interested in the former Leicester City hit-man.

Despite seeing Premier League action limited with the January arrivals of Shane Long and Nikica Jelavic, and despite not starting a Premier League game this season, Fryatt is still the club's top goalscorer in all competitions this season with five goals to his name.

Fryatt could be given a run in the side in the final few weeks of the season after Long picked up an injury in last weekend's loss to Arsenal and he will be hoping to start the FA Cup final against Arsenal next month with Long and Jelavic both ineligible.

Hull boss Steve Bruce is keen to tie down Fryatt to a new long-term deal and plans talks with the player once their Premier League survival is secured.

"Matty will generate interest because he's out of contract, but I've said to him that we will sit down and offer him a contract," Bruce told the Hull Daily Mail.

"We need to secure our Premier League status first but even if we didn't, God forbid, there would still be a contract offer there for Matty Fryatt.

"I've spoken to his agent and told Matty that in the last few weeks.

"Matty has always wanted a chance to prove himself in the Premier League so no disrespect to other clubs that might be interested, he might well fancy his chances of getting a run in the team if he stays here.

"I've promised him that some time he will get a run in the team."