Hearts are trying to sign Newcastle United defender Kyle Cameron on loan for the remainder of the season, according to the Daily Express.
The 20-year-old is available on a short-term deal and would add further competition for places at centre-back for Craig Levein’s side.
Christophe Berra has been an ever-present in the league so far, but behind centre-back partner John Souttar there isn’t a lot of depth in reserve, with Aaron Hughes and Krystian Nowak both hampered by injuries this term.
Cameron has not yet featured for the first-team at St James’ Park. He has, however, spent time on loan with Workington, York City and Newport County over the past three years.
The English-born stopper has represented Scotland at youth level, including a pair of caps for the under-21s.