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Hibs close to signing Bournemouth duo - gossip

Hibernian are keen on a move for 20-year-old Bournemouth centre-half Owen Bevan, while Cherries midfielder Nathan Moriah-Welsh is also on the radar. (Daily Record)

Hibernian hope to announce the signing of 21-year-old midfielder Nathan Moriah-Welsh on Saturday as a replacement for Melbourne City-bound Jimmy Jeggo and are also aiming to land Bournemouth team-mate Owen Bevan as the answer to his team's central defensive crisis. (Edinburgh Evening News)

Udinese are considering signing 24-year-old Scotland centre-back Ryan Porteous from sister club Watford and former club Hibernian would be due 20% of any transfer due to the sell-on clause inserted into his contract. (Sky Sports)

Watford manager Valerien Ismael has refused to rule out a transfer exit for centre-half Ryan Porteous to Udinese, admitting "anything can happen". (Football Scotland)

The Scottish FA is poised to formally give American billionaire Bill Foley the green light to purchase a £6m stake in Hibernian, with the governing body close to confirming their satisfaction that he will not have any say or authority over the actual running of the club. (Scottish Sun)

Read Saturday's Scottish Gossip in full here.

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