It seems that Sunderland are keen to sign Hibernian striker Kevin Nisbet in the January transfer window. It’s reported that the League One side have contacted the Easter Road wanting to know how much it would cost to sign the player.

The report goes on to reveal that a number of clubs is interested in signing the player. However, Hibernian boss Jack Ross wants to keep him at the club.

In excellent form

It is no wonder that clubs are interested in Nisbet. He has been in excellent form since making the step-up to the Premiership. Nisbet joined the club from Championship side Dunfermline in the summer.

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Hibernian’s Kevin Nisbet in action against Motherwell (Photo by Craig Foy/SNS Group via Getty Images)

In his first season with Hibernian he has scored 12 goals, which is an excellent return. It is perhaps better than people would have expected Nisbet to do in his first season at Hibernian.

However, Jack Ross is likely to be determined that Nisbet is not sold. Ross’ reasoning might well be that it would be difficult to replace Nisbet’s goals should he be sold in the January window.

Interesting to see club’s response

It will be interesting to see what Hibernian’s response to Sunderland’s enquiry will be. The Hibernian fans will be hoping that it will be rebuffed. Only time will tell what the outcome of the situation will be.

Kevin Nisbet in action for Hibernian

Kevin Nisbet in action for Hibernian (Photo by Craig Williamson/SNS Group via Getty Images)

However, for the moment Ross will be hoping that the ongoing speculation doesn’t affect Nisbet’s game, and he can keep finding the back of the net.

His next opportunity will be on Monday. Hibernian face Celtic looking to get back on track after two recent defeats.

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