Shota Arveladze addresses future of Hull City's Mallik Wilks and Jacob Greaves amid Sheffield Wednesday and Middlesbrough interest

Shota Arveladze hopes that Mallik Wilks and Jacob Greaves stay at Hull City this summer with the pair the subject of interest from Sheffield Wednesday and Middlesbrough.

On Tuesday, The Yorkshire Post reported that Boro had been rebuffed in their latest attempt to prize Greaves away from East Yorkshire, with the Tigers rejecting a £5m bid.

In July, Sheffield Wednesday were told to "respect the market value" of striker Mallik Wilks or risk losing him to another club. It had been reported that personal terms were agreed between Wilks and the Owls although a fee has yet to be agreed for a player in the final year of his contract.

Wilks has played just six minutes of football under Arveladze, who was appointed manager at Hull in January. The ex-Rangers and Ajax player is keen for the 23-year-old to remain at the club, despite using him sparingly so far.

MANAGER: Shota Arveladze has discussed the futures of Jacob Greaves and Mallik Wilks, with the pair the subject of interest from other Yorkshire clubs. Picture: Getty Images.

"I think so," said Arveladze when asked if Wilks, who missed last weekend's over Bristol City with injury, will be in Saturday's squad to face Preston North End.

"I am not expecting him to leave, I am expecting him to use all his energy to play with us.

"He had a good pre-season. Unfortunately, he missed eight days because of a small pain. Now he is back again and I hope he gets his chance, whether that is 10, 25 or 45 minutes.

"I never wanted him to leave. It is his turn to show he wants to stay and play."

Arveladze was pleased to see Hull reject Middlesbrough's latest attempt to sign Greaves. The City chief has been pleased with the defender's commitment amid the interest.

"It's always positive that if people want to buy our players," added the Hull boss.

"He does well in the training sessions and I think he had a good game on Saturday. If I saw him slipping I would talk to him but he is fully concentrated."