Hibs boss Collins: David Murphy not moving in January

Last updated : 12 December 2007 By Steve Forbes

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Hibs boss John Collins has today insisted that full back David Murphy will not be moving during the January transfer window (I'm sure I have heard that one before!).

Murphy, 23, was linked with a move to
Wigan in today's tabloids, amid claims that his agent (Willie McKay) "offered" the player to Latics boss Steve Bruce.

The English defender has been subject of interest from Celtic, with it being reported that the
Glasgow club were on the verge of making a £1m bid for the player (What will they pay for the other 9 of his toes??).

Now it seems any interest in the player from Celtic will be rivalled by a bid from
Wigan and a chance of a move to the English Premiership.

The left back is contracted to Hibs until the summer of 2010.

Hibs boss John Collins said:

"It's that time of year and our players always seem to be the first on someone's list. There's nothing we can do about that, it will be someone else's name tomorrow."

Surely he is worth a lot more than £1m???

And how long have agents been able to "offer" players to other clubs while still contracted to another?

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