According to the Scottish Sun, English League One side Sunderland have made a move for Hibs striker Kevin Nisbet.
Hibs signed the prolific forward from Dunfermline Athletic, for a fee of £250,000 in the summer, and he has banged in 12 goals in 24 games since.
The report claims that the Black Cats have approached Edinburgh's only Premiership side, and asked for a valuation for the player, but it's unclear if Hibs have responded.
23-year-old Nisbet's fine form has him on the verge of a Scotland call-up, and it would be a massive blow to the Hibees should they lose the player.
Nisbet's excellent start to his Hibs career already has a number of clubs watching him.
Sunderland won't be the last club linked with the player.
One thing is for sure, with 3-and-a-half years still left on his contract, it's going to take a MASSIVE offer for Hibs to sell the player.
Do Sunderland have the financial muscle to pull it off??
Even then, the club would most likely face a massive fans backlash should they sell their prized asset, when currently sitting in a European spot and in the semi final of the Betfred Cup.
Selling him now would send the wrong message, especially when the club has shown a bit ambition under new owner Ron Gordon recently, spending decent money on the likes of Chrsitian Doidge, Nisbet and Kyle Maggenis
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