Alan Stubbs comments on reports claiming Leeds United and Derby County want to sign Jason Cummings

Leeds United and Derby County have been linked with Hibs striker Cummings.

Alan Stubbs has told the Daily Record that Jason Cummings could be sold in January, although it would take a huge offer for Hibs to considering offloading their star striker when the transfer window opens.

When asked about the interest in Cummings, Stubbs said: “The speculation doesn’t bother me, that’s football. The most important thing is that I must stress is our mindset right now is that no-one will be leaving. We know football can change very quickly and if someone is interested it’s going to have to be something really serious for us to even consider anything in January.”

The Sun reported earlier this week that Cummings is a transfer target for Leeds United, whilst the same media outlet then claimed that Championship rivals Derby County also want him.

The 20-year-old striker has been in prolific form this season, scoring 14 goals in 20 games across all competitions.

He has fired Hibs to second place in the Scottish Championship, and keeping ahold of him will be key if Stubbs wants his team to win promotion this term.

However, the manager has admitted that keeping ahold of any player is hard, even if his mindset is that no player will be sold in January.

The financial strength in English football is huge, and Stubbs is well aware that a large offer could convince Hibs to sell their star striker. However, it will have to be a seriously huge offer to convince any potential sale.

Derby have the financial strength to prise as many players as they could want, but Leeds could struggle to stump up the cash for the 20-year-old if Stubbs is holding out for a large fee.

If Cummings continues his goalscoring form he will eventually end up in English football, but right now, it is hard to imagine that a deal will be reached to bring him south of the border in January.

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