HULL City boss Leonid Slutsky gave little away on "gossip" linking them with a rumoured bid for Oxford United winger Marvin Johnson.

Sky Sports reported last night an approach had been made for the highly-rated 26-year-old, with a £1million figure mentioned elsewhere.

United have not commented and when questioned this morning about the story, Slutsky told the Hull Daily Mail: "There is a lot of gossip and we are working (on signings) of course.

"But for me we must have information only of an official signing.

"For me it is very important especially before the match we speak about players who will play tomorrow.

"When we have new players we will speak about new players."

If a bid has been lodged, it would be the first firm approach United have received for Johnson, who joined from Motherwell with only a few hours remaining before the transfer deadline last summer.

The topic arose during a fans' forum on Wednesday night, where chairman Darryl Eales was very clear.

He said: “I can only repeat what I’ve said before: Marvin Johnson is not for sale.

“He’s on a two-plus-one contract, so unless someone comes in with some unbelievable offer that is probably way out of the league of a Championship club, then Marvin Johnson will be at this club.

“And the only way we would agree to release Marvin is if Pep (Clotet) agrees to it, not me.

“I can categorically say I have had zero offers or expressions of interest directly to me, or to the club, as far as I’m aware."