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PERRY, WHITTAKER, CIFTCI, COMMONS AND STOKES, LATEST HIBS RUMOURS

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HIBERNIAN are close to completing the deal to bring Luke Berry to Easter Road.

The highly rated Cambridge United midfielder scored 22 times of the League Two side last year and it is believed that Neil Lennon’s side tabled a £250,000 bid to prise him away.

Berry, 24, will be used to make up for the losses of Andrew Shinnie, Fraser Fyvie and Chris Humphrey.

Meanwhile, the newly promoted Championship winners side look to be closing in on Steven Whittaker.

Whittaker started his career at Hibs until he moved to Rangers then subsequently Norwich, who realised him at the end of last season.

The 32-year-old has been a high priority for Neil Lennon as he looks to add some Premiership quality to his side that won the Championship.

Lennon is also in the market for a striker after Jason Cummings left for Nottingham Forrest and there have been suggestions that Celtic misfit Nadir Ciftci could  be set to join Efe Ambrose at Easter Road.

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Kris Commons is yet to decide if he is to continue playing after his departure from Celtic.

Commons enjoyed a successful emergency loan spell at Hibs over the winter but returned to Celtic Park once again suffering from his troublesome back injury.

And Lennon is also reported to be keen on another of his former charges, Anthony Stokes. The Irishman enjoyed a sensational loan period at Hibs, scoring twice in the Scottish Cup Final win over Rangers, before signing for Blackburn Rovers.

Off the field issues have hampered his time at the Lancashire club and Stokes could be set for a third spell in a Hibs jersey in the new season.

 

 

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