Hibs reject bids for Jason Cummings from EPL club

Jason Cummings, who is keen to remain with Hibs, scored against Vale of Leithen last Saturday. Pic Greg Macvean
Jason Cummings, who is keen to remain with Hibs, scored against Vale of Leithen last Saturday. Pic Greg Macvean
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Hibs have turned down two bids from English Premier League club Swansea City for teenage striker Jason Cummings.

The Evening News can reveal two separate offers were submitted in the last two weeks, the second believed to be a six- figure sum, with the Easter Road side quickly rejecting both.

It is understood Cummings, 18, is not seeking a move and is content to stay with the club as they try to secure promotion from the Championship at the first time of asking following relegation in May.

Cummings, who enjoyed a fruitful spell for the under-20s, scored twice in the play-off first-leg 2-0 victory over Hamilton Accies before joy turned to dejection as the teenager, along with Kevin Thomson, missed decisive spot-kicks in the penalty shoot-out following defeat by the Lanarkshire club in the second leg.

Swansea had already raided the other half of the city earlier this year when they signed Hearts midfielder Adam King. They have also dipped into the Scottish market by snapping up Falkirk players Jay Fulton and Stephen Kingsley.