By Pete O'Rourke

28th Jan, 2020 | 3:57pm

Exclusive: Hibernian set sights on signing Swansea City attacker by Friday

Hibernian have joined a number of Football League sides in plotting a move to sign Swansea City striker Liam Cullen before the close of the transfer window, Football Insider understands.

The 20-year-old has been in red-hot form in recent weeks for the Welsh side’s under-23s and his performances have caught the eye of a number of clubs from across the UK and abroad.

A source at Hibernian has told Football Insider that the Scottish Premiership outfit are keen on taking him north of the border and are looking to do a deal before this week’s transfer deadline.

As revealed exclusively by Football Insider, Cypriot First Division side Pafos, who are managed by his former Swansea coach Cameron Toshack, are also interested in Cullen’s capture.

The Wales Under-21 international has scored 10 goals and provided four assists in his last four appearances and scored 17 goals overall so far this season.

He further enhanced his potential with a stunning four-goal salvo in 4-0 win over Everton on Monday in the Premier League International Cup in front of a number of scouts.

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Despite his goalscoring exploits for the development side Cullen continues to find himself down the pecking order in Swansea’s first-team plans and the recent arrival of Rhian Brewster has increased competition for places in attack.

The forward, who has just one first-team appearance to his name, is in the final six months of his contract at the Liberty Stadium and the club have yet to decide whether to loan him out or not.

In other Swansea City news, it can be REVEALED how the club leapfrogged their rivals in the hunt for a Premier League signing this month.