Ann Budge could take control of Hearts next week, with the cooling off period for the purchase of UBIG's 50% shareholding in the club by Budge's BIDCO (1874) company due to end on Sunday.

The transfer of Ukio Bankas' 29.9% shareholding has been agreed already.

There have been no objections raised yet and should that remain the case then a takeover is expected to be completed early next week. That would bring the Edinburgh club out of administration.

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Typically, it is not all good news at Hearts and the club have accused the Scottish Football Association of giving Rangers' under-20 side a "competitive advantage" by naming St Mirren Park as the venue for the Youth Cup final on May 13. Hearts have identified Livston's home stadium as a better option.

Gary Locke, the Hearts manager, has also been left "disappointed" by the SFA's decision to serve Jamie Hamill with a notice of complaint for barging the Ross County manager Derek Adams. The midfielder now faces a suspension.

"We've dealt with it internally and I felt that should have been the end of the matter," said Locke.