Hearts still keen on Ahn
By Mark Buckingham. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Hearts boss Valdas Ivanauskas has confirmed he still wants to sign South Korea international Ahn Jung-hwan.
The striker has been linked with a switch to Tynecastle after scoring South Korea's winner against Togo in the World Cup finals.
He currently plays his club football in Germany for Duisburg, but reports suggest Hearts are prepared to meet his £500,000 buy-out clause.
The interest in the 30-year-old has been bubbling for the past month and the newly-appointed Ivanauskas remains keen on Ahn.
But the Lithuanian tactician admits the former Perugia hot shot is not the only candidate to add more firepower to the Hearts squad.
"The club has been interested in the player and the future will show," said Ivanauskas.
"He is a good player, but there are others in vision, three or four, and it's not only about the player's qualities.
"It is also about him fitting into a Scottish club and the squad.
"Ahn is one of the candidates for a position, but is one of several candidates.
"I have communicated to (Hearts owner) Mr Romanov what positions need filled and I hope in the next few weeks there will be new faces."