Cummings is in the final season of his contract at Nottingham Forest.

The close friend of a Nottingham Forest striker believes his pal is ‘dying’ to return to Scottish football.

Jason Cummings moved to Nottingham Forest from Hibernian two years ago but has spent most of that time out on loan.

Another switch now looks likely for the 24-year-old.

And according to the Edinburgh boxer, Lee McGregor, Cummings would jump at the chance to join Hibs’ city rivals, Hearts.

McGregor also claimed that Nottingham Forest would allow the Scotland international to leave them for free – representing a loss of around £1 million on his initial transfer fee.

Cummings may have made his name at Hibernian but it was Hearts he grew up supporting, and he was previously part of the Jambos’ youth set up.

The Edinburgh native has played 17 times for Nottingham Forest and scored four goals.

He has also spent time with Rangers, Peterborough United and Luton Town while on the Reds’ books.

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