The former Jurgen Klopp favourite is keen on facing his old boss.
Tottenham Hotspur beat Monaco 4-1 in the Europa League on Thursday evening.
The youngster has been rewarded with a new deal after impressing this season.
Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce believes injury problems plagued his time at West Ham United.
The 26-year-old has not played for the Owls since September due to a hernia injury.
HITC Sport understands that the Premier League outfit have fended off interest from elsewhere to land the talented teenager.
Brad Smith was one of few bright sparks during a dull 0-0 draw in Switzerland.
HITC Sport understands that the teenager has spent time on trial with the Championship outfit.
The 23-year-old Swansea City midfielder stacks up well against the Manchester City man.
Warburton seems unfazed by Hibs' excellent run of form, and how it may dent Rangers' title hopes.