Last Updated: Mon, 28 Oct 2013 08:19
Steve Bruce will do all he can to keep Jake Livermore at Hull but fears he will be priced out of a move for the midfielder.
The 23-year-old has been a revelation since arriving from Tottenham on a season-long loan deal and Bruce says he would love to take him on a permanent basis if a deal can be struck.
Livermore is going to struggle to play regular football if he returns to Tottenham and Bruce hopes the player will also be keen on a move if the Tigers can stay in the Premier League.
"I would love to keep Jake if I could, so we'll have to see if there is a deal to be done," Bruce revealed. "But I'm sure Daniel Levy, the Tottenham chairman, will want the Humber Bridge and the receipts that go with it for him.
"I haven't asked yet, but we shall do our utmost to see if we can make it permanent. At the moment, we are just happy to have him.
"The big thing for Jake is that he is playing games regularly. He has played eight games in a row in the Premier League for us this season, and that's something he has never done before. It is great for him, and he looks like he's enjoying it."
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