Hibs have turned their transfer focus to St Johnstone centre-back Jamie McCart after cooling their interest in McDiarmid Park captain Jason Kerr (DM).

The latter is said to be valued at around £400,000 and there’s interest from EFL clubs in Kerr. Hibs are now moving on from making Kerr a player at his boyhood club and instead will focus on trying to sign McCart.

McCart is wanted by Hibs.

McCart is wanted by Hibs. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

A graduate of the Celtic youth academy, McCart was one of Tommy Wright’s final signings as St Johnstone manager and he has formed part of a towering back three alongside Kerr and Liam Gordon. McCart is in the final year of his Saints contract and MK Dons are said to be monitoring his situation.

Hibs have reportedly made a bid for McCart but the offer has been knocked back by St Johnstone. Saints beat Hibs twice on their way to winning a historic League Cup and Scottish Cup double last season as McCart became a Perth legend.

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