Cyprian outfit Apollon Limassol are, according to the Scottish Sun, ready to cool their interest in out-of-contract Hearts midfielder Arnaud Djoum.

The Cameroonian is out on international duty. The Cyprus-based outfit were reportedly interested in him and ex-Jambo Kyle Lafferty. They have been left frustrated according to the report in their attempts to get them both.

The Cyprians are reportedly going to drop their Djoum interest. (Photo by Alexandre Dimou/Icon Sport via Getty Images)

Limassol manager Sofronis Avgousti is now getting ready to move on as his side prepares for next week’s Europa League draw. He clearly wants to focus on the player’s he has at his disposal just now.

It’s a big boost for Tynecastle boss Craig Levein and the rest of the maroon faithful.

Apollon Limassol frustrations are Hearts’ delight

The lack of communication between Limassol and Djoum’s representatives is what will have brought this decision about. In fairness to the midfielder, he’s out preparing for the African Cup of Nations.

Apollon Limassol's dissapointment is brilliant for Hearts.

Brilliant news for Hearts. (photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

If they are moving on like the report claims, it’s great news for Hearts. It’s one less team that’s keen on the midfielder they’ll be desperate to keep.

Given he could sign for anyone right now for nothing, it’s unlikely Limassol will be the only one’s who want Djoum. It is however, a development in the right direction for the Jambos.

When on form, Djoum brings a bite and flair to the midfield. He can be a brilliant midfielder on his day. Even when not hitting the high notes, Djoum still manages to turn in a fairly decent performance.

Good on his day. (Photo by Soccrates/Getty Images)

Levein will be glad the Cyprians have seemingly pulled out this deal. Djoum’s chances of staying in Gorgie may have gone up.

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