Reports claim Aston Villa in talks with Hibs over John McGinn

Aston Villa have reportedly become the front-runners for John McGinn after entering talks with Hibs over his transfer.

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The Scottish Sun reports that Villa are in discussions with Easter Road bosses as they look to push through a deal before Thursday’s transfer deadline.

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Celtic have had three bids for the player knocked back by Hibs. The last was said to be around £2million.

Hibs midfielder John McGinn. Picture: SNS

Hibs are understood to be holding out for close to double that amount and will now see if Villa can make a satisfactory offer.

The Scottish international is in the final year of his contract.