Paul Hartley wants Kane Hemmings stay at Dundee

Barnsley's Kane Hemmings celebrates scoring their first goal

The Dundee striker has been linked with Leeds United, Aston Villa, Queens Park Rangers, Derby County and Bolton Wanderers.

Barnsley's Kane Hemmings scores their first goal

Dundee manager Paul Hartley has told BBC Sport that there is a lot of interest in Kane Hemmings.

Hartley, though, has made it clear that he wants to retain the services of the 24-year-old striker for the 2016-17 campaign.

The former Rangers striker has been on the books of Dundee since the summer of 2015 and has a contract with the Scottish Premiership outfit until June 2018, according to Transfermarkt.co.uk.

Everton's Leighton Baines and Dundee's Kane Hemmings

"We have had a lot of interest, but no concrete offers," Hartley told BBC Sport about Hemmings and Greg Stewart. ”They are two players we want to keep."

The Evening Telegraph reported back in April that Leeds United, Aston Villa, Queen Park Rangers, Derby County, Bolton Wanderers, Barnsley, Burton Albion, Sheffield United and Preston North End have all shown interest in Hemmings.

Barnsley's Kane Hemmings and Middlesbrough's James Husband

A recent report in The Evening Telegraph claims that Dundee will not sell the striker cheaply.

It has been reported that the Englishman does not have a clause in his contract which allows him to leave the Scottish Premiership side for a set fee.

Hartley scored 25 goals in 42 games for Dundee last season and was one of the best strikers in the Scottish Premiership.

Dundee finished eighth in the 2015-16 Scottish Premiership campaign.

Barnsley's Kane Hemmings (C) celebrates scoring their first goal

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