NEIL Lennon has revealed that Hibernian have rejected a second Celtic offer for midfielder John McGinn. 

The 23-year-old, who has one year remaining on his contract at Easter Road, was the subject of a failed bid from the Scottish champions at the start of July.

Lennon revealed ahead of Hibs' Europa League first qualifying round meeting with NSI Runavik that a second offer from the Bhoys failed to meet his club's demands.  

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"We have rejected two bids from Celtic," he said.

"Our club has a valuation of the player. I don't know what that is but obviously Celtic have not met the valuation that Hibs want."

McGinn is set to feature in the European clash on Thursday and Lennon is not overly concerned by the potential impact of speculation over the midfielder's future.

"He's been all right," he said.

"Obviously it's difficult dealing with speculation and when a club as big as Celtic come in for you, there's always that anticipation from his point of view of maybe making that step forward.

"However, he has to be professional. We've had a couple of chats and he'll just have to wait and see how it develops because he's our player and a very important player to us."

Derby County and Birmingham City are among other clubs to have been linked with the Scotland internationalist, who made 43 appearances for Hibs last season.