Hull City's 23-year-old former Rangers, Falkirk and Scotland U-21 striker Darryl Duffy is thought to be high on John Collins wanted list and it's thought Hibs have already placed a bid for the player.
Hibs face competition for his signature from
Duffy's agent said:
"Darryl has been accepted at Swansea and they're favourites at the moment but Hibs are a big club and we'll await developments."
Patrick Osoinik, 22, is another supposed target of Hibs as a possible replacement for Blackburn Rovers and
It's thought Collins is targeting the Austrian, who can play right back or centre half, incase Hibs receive a bid for Whittaker that they can't turn down.
It is thought
Right back Osoinik currently plays in the Austrian Bundesliga with Admira Modling Wacker. The same team Hibs have already secured wonder kid Elias Wagner from on a pre-contract agreement.
The player started his career at Austria Vienna as a youngster.
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