Report: Tom Huddlestone doesn't expect summer transfer despite Aston Villa speculation

Tom Huddlestone is expecting to stay at Hull City, according to reports.

According to the Hull Daily Mail and The Sun, Hull City midfielder Tom Huddlestone is expecting to stay at the club - despite recent reports of a move to Aston Villa.

Hull suffered relegation to the Championship on the final day of the Premier League season despite a 0-0 draw with Manchester United, and Steve Bruce must now be fearing a number of summer departures.

One player recently linked with a departure from the KC Stadium is Huddlestone, who is a target for Aston Villa according to The Mirror.

Huddlestone, 28, has featured heavily for Hull ever since joining from Spurs in the summer of 2013, and figures to be a target for Premier League clubs given his superb range of passing from holding midfield.

It's reported that Huddlestone is wanted by Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood, who was a coach at Tottenham during the midfielder's time at White Hart Lane.

However, the Hull Daily Mail and The Sun believe that Huddlestone is committing his future to The Tigers, and Hull don't intend to sell him unless a huge offer comes in for him.

That could rule Huddlestone out of a move to Villa Park, which could be a blow to Sherwood considering that he has already seen on-loan midfielder Tom Cleverley sign for Everton on a free transfer - meaning he must find a midfielder from somewhere, even if it isn't Huddlestone.

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