Hearts manager Craig Levein has revealed his transfer plans for the summer and admits that he’s looking to sign players at the “top end” of the pitch.

The Jambos have already agreed a deal to sign Livingston captain Craig Halkett this summer but Levein revealed that he still wants to add more new faces.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 13: Craig Levein, Manager of Hearts speaks with John Robertson, Manager of Inverness Caledonian Thistle prior to the Scottish Cup Semi Final match between Heart of Midlothian and Inverness Caledonian Thistle at Hampden Park on April 13, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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The Hearts boss wants to build the spine of a team that will play “nine out of 10 games” but confirmed that his transfer plans depend on the future of Arnaud Djoum.

“We’ve got Craig Halkett coming in as well and Aidy White is making progress so the idea is to plan for the next two to three years with the core of a team who can provide consistency at a high level,” Levein told the assembled media at Oriam.

ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 22: Hearts manager Craig Levein during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Aberdeen and Hearts at Pittodrie Stadium on December 22, 2018 in Aberdeen, Scotland.

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“I want to get a spine or foundation that you know nine out of 10 games these guys will go and perform at a certain level.

“(We need) four I think – three or four – depending on what happens with Arnaud. We need more at the top end of the pitch so that’s what we’re looking at, people who can assist and provide goals. The rest of it I’m pretty happy with.”

With Levein already close to confirming a permanent deal for Steven Naismith, Hearts aren’t wasting their time this summer.

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - OCTOBER 28: Craig Levein, Manager of Heart of Midlothian F.C. looks on prior to the Betfred Scottish League Cup Semi Final between Heart of Midlothian FC and Celtic FC on October 28, 2018 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Getting someone who can play off Naismith and help create chances will be a vital signing with Hearts pretty solid defensively, when at their best.

If Levein does manage to get what he wants then the Jambos could really push on next season and challenge for Europe.

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