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Dynamo Kiev keep tabs on Driver

Hearts winger Andrew Driver
Driver has come through the Tynecastle youth ranks

Dynamo Kiev are the latest club to show an interest in 21-year-old Hearts midfielder Andrew Driver.

There has been contact with Hearts from the Ukrainian league leaders, but so far no bid has been tabled.

Hearts would be keen to do business if the price is right, with owner Vladimir Romanov anxious to reduce club debts.

Burnley failed with two summer offers of more than 500,000 for the Oldham-born winger, who has come through the Tynecastle youth system.

Everton have also been linked with Driver, who signed a five-year extension to his contract in August and has scored three goals this season.

Kiev, twice winners of the Uefa Cup, are traditionally the dominant force in Ukrainian football and are Champions League regulars.

They are in this season's Uefa Cup, having finished third in Champions League Group G - behind Porto and Arsenal and above Fenerbahce.

Managed by Yuri Semin, the club currently enjoy a six-point cushion at the top of their domestic table.

The current squad has an international feel, with a core of Ukrainians supplemented by players from Brazil, Finland, Croatia, Nigeria, Serbia, Georgia, Uzbekistan and Morocco.



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