Lech Poznan to step up Florian Kamberi interest as Polish side prepare second bid for Hibs striker

Poles set to make new offer for forward but Hibees unlikely to entertain bid

Monday, 20th January 2020, 8:01 am
Updated Monday, 20th January 2020, 8:09 am
Lech Poznan are expected to make a second offer for Hibs striker Florian Kamberi

Lech Poznan are expected to return with a second bid for Hibs striker Florian Kamberi - but the Poles are unlikely to meet the Easter Road side's valuation of the player, according to reports.

The Poles currently sit fifth in the Ekstraklasa, seven points off league leaders Legia Warsaw, and have already had one bid for the 24-year-old rejected by the Capital club.

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Dariusz Żuraw's side made an undisclosed offer for Kamberi last week but while the exact fee is uncertain, it was not thought to be substantial enough for Hibs to consider selling the striker, who still has 18 months left on his Easter Road deal.

The former Grasshoppers forward - who is now free to represent Albania at international level after completing his switch from Switzerland - is understood to have a release clause in his Hibs contract of more than £2 million.

The Daily Record reports that Lech are unlikely to meet the valuation when they submit a second offer.

It is understood that a number of clubs are monitoring Kamberi's situation including teams England, Germany and the USA, while Swiss side Basel scouted him last season and English Championship club Brentford were also credited with an interest.

The player is highly regarded by the club and is one of just three senior strikers in the first-team squad. As such, Hibs are only likely to sell for a substantial fee.