Hearts have rejected a third bid from Wigan Athletic for full-back Callum Paterson. The Scotland full-back remains a Tynecastle player with the summer transfer window due to close tonight.
Wigan failed with two offers for the 21-year-old earlier this month. Their latest proposal was submitted yesterday but still fell way short of Hearts’ £1m valuation.
Paterson is in the final year of his contract and does not intend to sign an extension. Hearts would be entitled to a development fee of between £350,000 and £400,000 even if he leaves when his deal expires next summer.
As such, the Edinburgh club are determined to resist any sub-standard offers and will continue to play Paterson as his contract runs down.