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Kilmarnock reject Hearts' Bryson offer

Hearts bid for Kilmarnock midfielder Craig Bryson has been rejected by the Ayrshire club.

No go: Heart's bid for Craig Bryson has been rejected.
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Jim Jefferies has confirmed that his bid to take Craig Bryson to Tynecastle has failed. Hearts are now likely to look at other targets with Kilmarnock’s price being above what the Edinburgh side are prepared to pay.

"We made an offer for him and Sergey [Fedotovas] told me that was turned down," Jefferies said.

"We'll see if anything else comes from their end but, from our end, we've made an offer and if it's not acceptable we have to move on.”

The Hearts boss  knows Bryson well from his time as Killie manager and wanted the player to be part of his new-look side for next season. Ex-Kilmarnock striker Kevin Kyle has already joined Jefferies at Tynecastle and former Falkirk defender Darren Barr has also joined the club on a Bosman.

Jefferies said the only possibility of the deal being resurrected would be if Kilmarnock lowered their asking price but admitted that did not look likely. The manager also said that he was aware of other clubs being interested but that he thought Bryson had been priced out of a move.

"We made what we felt was the right offer,” he revealed.

“There are one or two clubs who would like to have him but can't afford him either.

"I believe we're the only club to have made an offer near what Kilmarnock want, but there's too big a gap between what they value him at and what we are prepared to pay for him, so you just have to get on with it.

"It's up to Kilmarnock if they want to resurrect it. They know of our interest. If not, we'll move on. We certainly won't be going back with an increased offer so it looks like that's the end of it."

The 23-year old midfielder has been at Rugby Park since 2007 and has made over 80 appearances for the club. His performances earned him a new contract under Jefferies in 2008 and his deal was extended until the summer of 2013.
 

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