Hull City are still interested in signing former Luton Town striker Andre Gray, despite Brentford accepting a £9m bid for his services from Bristol City.
The 24-year-old striker has been the subject of intense transfer speculation in recent weeks, with Bees rejecting three offers from Hull, before agreeing to the Robins’ valuation.
Asked about Gray following Hull’s 2-1 win over Fulham last night, Bruce told the Hull Daily Mail: “It’s quite plain that we’ve got to meet their valuation. At the moment we can’t.
“We’ve known for long enough now how much it’s going to cost. We haven’t been prepared to meet Brentford’s valuation. Bristol have and if we’re going to revisit it, you’re asking the wrong person.”
Any deal for Gray would see Hatters pocket around 20% of the fee due to their sell-on clause and on bringing the striker to Ashton Gate, Robins boss Steve Cotterill told the Bristol Post: “It will be nice if it were to come off, but I’m afraid there isn’t much I can say on that at this moment in time.”