Hull City planning third bid for Dons defender McKenna – reports

Aberdeen's Scott McKenna in action.

English Championship side Hull City are planning a third bid for Aberdeen defender Scott McKenna, reports said today.

Derek McInnes’ Dons have rejected two offers from the Tigers for the Scotland under-21 international but Hull manager Nigel Adkins is continuing his pursuit of the centre-half.

Adkins’ persistence comes despite McInnes making it clear the defender, 21, is not for sale.

McKenna was subject to two bids from the English club during Aberdeen’s winter training break in Dubai.

Both were knocked back. The Dons boss wants McKenna to rack up 150 first-team starts for the Pittodrie club and become an international before any talk of a move.

But Adkins said: “Aberdeen obviously want to keep the player. He’s a very young and talented player and we’ve had a couple of bids that have gone in.

“Who knows what will happen through the course of the transfer window. We like the player a lot, we’ve put a little bid in there and we just have to wait and see.

“Two bids have gone in, conversations have gone on and there’s a good chance they will carry on. Aberdeen have made their stance known, as they should be doing.”

Adkins understands why McInnes is keen to retain the player, who has become an established member of the Dons starting 11 this season. Adkins said: “If it were our player, we’d be saying he’s not for sale.”