Hearts manager Craig Levein has said that he won’t get involved in the ‘talk’ surrounding Jambos youngster Aaron Hickey.

The 17-year-old has been linked with a host of clubs recently. A report claimed Rangers were interested (Scottish Sun) whilst QPR are also reportedly keen (Daily Record).

Hickey is attracting interest and Manchester City are a name that keeps coming up. (photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Manchester City though is a name that keeps cropping up, with the latest report (Scottish Daily Mail, backpage, 18/10/19), claiming that City will offer £1.5 million for the youngster, with an immediate loan back to Gorgie.

Levein has responded to the speculation. He told the Scottish Daily Mail (19/10/19, page 112): “I’m not getting involved in any of the talk.

“Our primary concern is to secure Aaron on a longer-term contract and we are working on that.”

Reported Manchester City deal for Hickey may interest Hearts

The reported proposition for Hickey, if it was materialised, would be tempting for Hearts. Not only would they be banking seven figures, they’d still keep Hickey for a period of time.

Levein will want to keep Hearts prospect Hickey. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

It would be a blow though if he were to depart Gorgie in the near future. After bursting onto the scene as a 16-year-old last term, Hickey has cemented himself as one of Hearts’ better players.

Capable of playing anywhere across the back four when required, the teenager has been a shining light in what has been a dull start to the campign for Hearts. They currently sit in the relegation play-off spot after eight games.

Hickey though is doing enough to seemingly attract the attention of one of world football’s biggest names.

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