Back in February, The Scottish Sun claimed of Leeds and Brighton’s interest in the 17-year-old midfielder.
Leeds and Brighton, though, must have been disappointed with Cochrane signing a new deal with Hearts which will see him remain at Tynecastle Park until 2021.
It seems that the Championship club and the Premier League outfit are set for further disappointment, with Hearts manager Craig Levein recently stating to Capital City Press that he does not plan to sell Cochrane anytime soon.
Levein told Capital City Press regarding new contracts handed to Cochrane and Anthony McDonald: “They want to play and that excites me more than anything.
“You’re right, we could have sold both of them already, easily. I don’t want to sell them, I want them to play 100 games for Hearts and then we can look at it again.”
Levein’s comments suggest that Leeds and Brighton will be rebuffed in any approach for Cochrane in the summer transfer window.