Scunthorpe United have reportedly accepted two bids for midfielder Funso Ojo after the Belgian was linked with a move to Hibs earlier in the summer.

According to BBC Humberside’s Mike White, the Iron have accepted bids from two unnamed clubs following a dispute between the player and club.

The Edinburgh Evening News claims a deal was ‘almost done’ to bring Ojo to Edinburgh earlier this summer after Scunthorpe’s relegation before the plug was pulled by the EFL club.

After Scunthorpe fell into League Two, Ojo triggered a clause in his contract allowing him to leave the club for free however Scunthorpe insisted that only allowed him to move to clubs in England – prompting a standoff between the pair.

It is unclear whether Hibs are one of the two clubs to have made a bid but the Belgian would make a solid addition to Paul Heckingbottom’s side.

With Marvin Bartley and Mark Milligan both having left Easter Road, the Hibees are in need of a defensive midfielder and Ojo would fit the bill perfectly.

SHREWSBURY, ENGLAND - APRIL 06: Funso Ojo of Scunthorpe United during the Sky Bet League One match between Shrewsbury Town and Scunthorpe United at New Meadow on April 6, 2019 in Shrewsbury, United Kingdom. Hibs

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The Hibees kick off their Betfred Cup campaign this weekend when they travel to face Stirling Albion at Forthbank on Saturday afternoon.

Heck’s side will be expecting a win against the part-timers and it should be a good opportunity for the Hibs boss to fine-tune his side ahead of tougher tests.

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