Report: Hull slap £10m asking price on defender James Chester

Hull City KC Stadium

Hull City defender James Chester could cost around £10m this summer.

According to the Daily Mirror, Hull City have slapped a £10m asking price on defender James Chester amid interest from Aston Villa and Newcastle United.

Chester, 26, joined Hull from Manchester United back in 2011, and has now established himself not only in the Tigers' first team, but also in the Wales national team since earning his first cap in 2014.

Now though, with Hull relegated to the Championship after a 0-0 draw with Manchester United on the final day of the Premier League season, Chester could be looking to move on from the KC Stadium this summer.

The Mirror believe that Aston Villa, Newcastle United and West Bromwich Albion are all pursuing Chester ahead of the summer transfer window - but could be priced out of a move for the centre back.

The report suggests that Hull are determined to keep hold of Chester, and will only entertain offers in the region of £10m as they try to fend off interest.

Ultimately though, Hull could still find it hard to keep hold of Chester given that they will be playing in the Championship next season, and with Premier League suitors interested in signing the defender, an immediate return to the top flight would be hard to turn down.

It's unlikely that Hull will get £10m for Chester, but with three clubs interested in his signature, they could at least drum up a bidding war this summer as Chester becomes a hot property.

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