Celtic have been linked with John McGinn for a number of months but it appears that Hibs boss Neil Lennon will do everything to keep him at Easter Road.
The Aberdeen manager chose to stay in Scotland rather than manage Sunderland, but that could be a strong blessing in disguise.
Hibernian manager Neil Lennon, a former Celtic player and coach, has caused a fair few headlines with his scathing criticism of Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha.
The Rangers boss admitted he'd like Aberdeen captain at Ibrox.
Neil Lennon is planning reunions with a number of his former Celtic favourites at Hibernian - and Liam Henderson will surely receive an invite.
Hibernian do not want to sell reported Celtic target John McGinn but they may be a little more receptive to offers if Shaun Maloney arrives.
Liam Henderson has fallen down the pecking order at Celtic under Brendan Rodgers - so a reunion with Neil Lennon at Hibs could be ideal.
Sunderland need defensive reinforcements but Hibs' Celtic-owned loanee Efe Ambrose may be beyond their reach.
Gary Mackay-Steven is out-of-favour under Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers - and so could he be used as bait to lure Hibs' John McGinn?
The former Celtic player and manager has defended his old side's most recent performance against Rangers, whose new boss Pedro Caixinha is set for his Old Firm debut a week on Sunday.
Under the guidance of new manager Neil Lennon, Hibernian fans will be expecting to sing 'Sunshine on Leith' all the way back to the top division.
The Southend boss refused to give any real comment on a potential move.
Everton duo James McCarthy and Gareth Barry’s performances against Liverpool impressed Bolton Wanderers manager Neil Lennon.