Leeds and City eye Riordan
By Peter O Rourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Cardiff City and Leeds United are targeting Hibs' Derek Riordan.
Skysports.com understand Hibernian have rejected an offer from Cardiff City for star striker Derek Riordan, while Leeds United are also monitoring his situation closely.
The Welsh side are believed to have tabled a bid in the region of £500,000 plus additional payments for the highly-rated forward but Leeds could offer an attractive move to Elland Road.
Riordan's future at Easter Road looks uncertain with the club putting the youngster up for sale after he failed to agree a new deal earlier this summer.
The Scottish Under-21 international enjoyed a magnificent season last term with Hibs, helping the club qualify for Europe and winning the SPL Young Player of the Year award.
A number of clubs have expressed an interest in Riordan with Celtic believed to have made enquiries for his services.
Cardiff boss Dave Jones has made a new striker one of his top priorities and he is thought to have made Riordan his top target.
Hibs have rejected the offer but could be braced for a bid from elsewhere, including from Leeds boss Kevin Blackwell.
The Edinburgh club would like to keep Riordan at Easter Road and they are holding out for a big bid if they are to sell him.