Hearts have confirmed contract talks are continuing with Andy Irving as the likes of Leeds United academy graduate Aidy White leaves the club.

11 players in total are leaving Hearts, including veteran defender Christophe Berra and goalkeeper Zdenek Zlamal. Former Leeds United man White will exit the club too as Robbie Neilson’s Scottish Championship winners prepare for life back in the Premiership.

The Leeds United academy graduate is leaving (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Talks continue with Irving as they look to get the academy graduate to decide his future, a statement reading: “The contracts of Aidy White, Christophe Berra, Zdenek Zlamal, Harry Cochrane, Elliott Frear, Sean Ward and Leeroy Makovora all expire.

“Olly Lee, Colin Doyle, Lewis Moore and Craig Wighton will move on from the club after their deals end on June 9th. Gervane Kastaneer will return to his parent club Coventry City following his loan spell at Tynecastle.

“Whilst Andy Irving’s contract has expired, under SPFL rules in relation to training compensation, a player has until June 14th to accept the contract offer made to him. The club would like to thank each player leaving Hearts for their efforts every time they pulled on a maroon shirt and we wish them all the best in the future.”

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