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.
The Hibernian striker has been inspirational this season - and he possesses the qualities to replace Defoe or Miller at Sunderland or Rangers.
The veteran striker has not been offered a new contract at Rangers despite his impressive form this season.
Derek Ferguson has outlined the kind of midfielders he thinks Glasgow Rangers need, but his comments will probably not go down too well with the Ibrox faithful.
Former Celtic boss Neil Lennon is expected to sign Bhoys defender Efe Ambrose on loan for Hibernian after the Nigerian's move to Blackburn Rovers fell through.
Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers are struggling to keep up with Old Firm rivals Celtic in the Scottish Premiership.
Brendan Rodgers was unable to help Celtic progress through the group stages in Europe this time around.
Celtic attacking midfielder Kris Commons is currently on loan at Hibernian.
Hibernian boss Lennon signed the playmaker while manager at Celtic Park.
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.