Nottingham Forest have made an improved bid for Hibs midfielder John McGinn, having had their initial offer rejected.
The English Championship side, who signed Easter Road striker Jason Cummings earlier in the summer, have their eyes on Scottish internationalist McGinn, but their first approach – believed to have been in the region of £750,000 – was described by Hibs boss Neil Lennon as “laughable”.
It is unclear whether the undisclosed improved bid by Forest – managed by ex-Rangers boss Mark Warburton – comes anywhere close to Hibs’ valuation of the 22-year-old, who is currently with the Scotland squad preparing for Friday night’s crucial World Cup qualifying match against Lithuania.
Lennon signalled Hibs’ determination to keep hold of the former St Mirren player, claiming the first offer fell “three or four times short” and pointing out that McGinn still has two years of his current contract to run.
Lennon, who revealed the Capital club have already spoken to McGinn about extending his deal, added: “For a player of John McGinn’s quality you’re talking in the millions.”