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Royals Reject Hunt Bid

The day that all Royals fans were dreading and has come and gone without the stress and panic that many believed it would bring.

With prize assets Kevin Doyle, Leroy Lita, James Harper and Stephen Hunt all rumoured to be possible targets of Premier League clubs, it was a big relief for Reading fans when midnight came around with no transfer activity at the Madejski Stadium.

There was an hour or so of panic following a £3.5m bid for Stephen Hunt from Everton, but Steve Coppell stood firm, knocking the bid back. With rumours of a £5m release clause in Hunt's contract all eyes were on David Moyes in the hope that he wouldn't return with an improved bid and he didn't.

With Dave Kitson, Nicky Shorey, Glen Little and most recently Ibrahima Sonko, Reading fans were desperate not to lose any more players for the transfer window slammed shut.

Despite there being no players brought in, there is still the chance to sign loan players should the squad need strengthening.

With no transfer distractions until January now, boss Steve Coppell will be hoping his players can focus on the matter in hand, promotion back into the Premier League.

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Writer: Chris Kitley Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday September 2 2008

Time: 9:45AM

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There was no bid for Shunt it was just rumours!
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02/09/2008 13:07:00

Yeah, as i understand it, no offer was made on Hunt, just a Sky Sports rumour.
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02/09/2008 14:21:00

He still managed to get his knickers in a twist about it!!
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04/09/2008 11:16:00

Hope he suffers a horrible injury that ensures he will not be able to deliberately injure any more players. useless feckin tosser.
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04/09/2008 22:53:00


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