By Wayne Veysey

17th Aug, 2021 | 12:08pm

Sources: Hibernian star Boyle in advanced contract talks after Aberdeen bid

Hibernian are in advanced talks to tie winger Martin Boyle to a new contract, Football Insider can exclusively reveal.

The Easter Road club have rejected a £500,000 bid from Aberdeen for the 28-year-old.

Now a Scottish source has told Football Insider that Hibs are close to agreeing a new contract with Boyle.

All parties are confident a deal can be done before the window shuts at the end of August.

His current Hibernian deal expires in the summer of 2023 after he penned an extension last summer.

EdinburghLive reported today (17 August) his current deal includes a £500,000 release clause but that only applies to bids from outside of Scotland.

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After two serious knee injuries earlier in his career, Boyle has established himself as a key member of the Hibs side.

He has already scored five times in seven games this season but Jack Ross’ men have been knocked out of the Europa Conference League.

They are unbeaten in the league and Boyle has scored twice in as many Scottish Premiership games.

The Aberdeen-born Australia international has scored 54 times and provided 48 assists in 244 games across all competitions for Hibs.

Stephen Glass may see Boyle as a potential replacement for Ryan Hedges who is yet to commit his future to the Dons.

The 26-year-old has just 12 months left on his contract.

Football Insider revealed on 4 August Championship duo Blackburn Rovers and Middlesborough are in the hunt to sign the winger.

In other news, an ex-Aberdeen star has claimed a Rangers development is “devastating to the Scottish game”.