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Hull boss Bruce has no intentions of offloading Ince

Hull City manager Steve Bruce has issued a hands-off warning on Tom Ince.

Ince spent the second half of last season on loan at Derby County and with the winger impressing, it is widely reported that the Rams will be looking to turn the loan deal into a permanent one this summer.

However, Derby have been handed a huge blow in their hopes of signing Ince as Bruce has stated that he is not looking to sell the 23-year old and added that interested clubs will have to match the youngster's release clause in order to sign him.

Bruce told the Hull Daily Mail: "We don't want to lose Tom. He's an integral player in our plans for next season and not someone we want to sell. There is a release clause there but until someone is willing to meet that he will stay as a Hull City player.

"I can understand the interest after he did so well at Derby last season but I'm doing everything in my power to keep him with us.

"I've spoken with Tom and made it clear we want him to stay. We want a young, driven team in the Championship and he certainly fits that bill."

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