The Tigers are keen to bring in the Liverpool defender, if their financial restrictions allow such a move.
“There’s an interest there but at the minute, nothing has been done,” Shakespeare told This Is Hull and East Riding.
“He’s one on a long list that we’ve spoken about.
“We’d like to do business but we understand the restrictions that the club have in terms of transfers.
“It won’t be for the want of trying. You’d have to ask Adam Pearson but we’ll be trying to bend his ear because we do want to add to the squad and get the quality of the squad up.
“To do that we might have to go into the transfer market.”