Hibernian boss Pat Fenlon has revealed his club are in discussions over selling midfielder Isaiah Osbourne to Blackpool.
The Seasiders are believed to have made an offer in the region of £250,000 for the 24-year-old.
Osbourne made 35 appearances for Hibs in the 2011/12 season, having previously played on loan with Nottingham Forest, Middlesbrough and Sheffield Wednesday during his spell at Villa Park.
Hibs are currently on a pre-season tour of Europe and Fenlon appears confident that a deal will be agreed.
"They (negotiations) are under way, we are talking to a club at the moment. It is well documented at this stage so we are down the line on that," he told Hibernian TV.
"It is not concluded by any stretch of the imagination. Ossy has made it clear he would like to go back down the road so from our point of view we need people who are committed here and people who want to help us and improve us and I understand from his point of view that he wants to get closer to the family.
"It maybe gives us more finances to get someone else in. It is a situation that has developed over a short period of time but something we can get to the end of very, very quickly."
Earlier this week, Fenlon claimed he was unsure whether the club had the cash to offer a deal to former Hearts full-back Alan Maybury.
However the Irishman says he remains hopeful of offering a deal to the 33-year-old.
He said: "I think he brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of the game.
"He ticks all the boxes in fairness to him and he is a good player as well which is a plus for us, he can cover some positions.
"There is a lot that Alan can bring to the table - he is great to have around the place."
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