Hibs head coach Jack Ross has labeled stories linking striker Kevin Nisbet with a swap deal move to Celtic as rubbish ‘at this moment in time.’

Nisbet was first linked with Celtic at the start of the transfer window and it was reported on Saturday that the Scottish Premiership club were keen on signing Hibs’ striker in a player plus cash deal. Former Hibs striker Leigh Griffiths would head back to Leith as part of the deal.

Kevin Nisbet has been linked with Celtic.

Kevin Nisbet has been linked with Celtic. (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

But Ross says it’s a rumour with no substance. Nisbet misses today’s game with Dundee through illness (BBC): “First of all, I wouldn’t say he was unwell if he wasn’t, because he is.

“Second of all, I was really surprised when I started to get messages and calls about the story that broke because, as far as I’m concerned, at this moment in time, it’s nonsense.

“I believe Kevin will be the subject of interest and has been the subject of interest. He’s a terrific player and been brilliant for me. Things might change, but at the moment, no. Nonsense. At this moment in time, there’s never been one single conversation or discussion around it.”

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