TOWN remain adamant it will take a substantial offer to make them consider parting with right-back Jack Hunt this week.
HUDDERSFIELD TOWN remain adamant it will take a substantial offer to make them consider parting with right-back Jack Hunt this week.
The transfer window closes at 11.00pm on Thursday, with Premier League Sunderland the latest club said to be interested in the £3m-rated 22-year-old.
Black Cats scout Mo Camara was back at the John Smith’s Stadium to take in Saturday’s FA Cup clash with Leicester.
He was also at Town’s Boxing Day Championship game against Blackpool.
Top-flight trio Reading, Swansea and Wigan and Championship leaders Cardiff are also said to be tracking Hunt.
Cardiff had first-team coach Martin Hodge watching the Leicester tie, although the South Wales side will visit for a league game on February 9.
Other Premier League clubs represented on Saturday were Aston Villa, Everton, Liverpool, Manchester United, QPR and Tottenham.
Sources within the Championship club suggest it would take a £3m-plus offer for owner-chairman Dean Hoyle to even consider doing business.
Hunt, with Town since the age of eight, is contracted until the end of next season, and crucially, the club have the option of adding another 12 months to the deal, therefore preventing any other taking him on a free transfer in the summer of 2014.
Named in last season’s PFA League I team of the season and a star of Town’s Wembley play-off win over Sheffield United, Hunt has further enhanced his reputation in the second tier this season with some eye-catching displays.
Saturday’s clash with Leicester was his 102nd appearance in all competitions for Town.
Leeds-based Hunt also played 23 times for Chesterfield during a highly beneficial loan spell in the first half of the 2010-11 season.