The Tynecastle club have reportedly been concerned that they need to move out from the facility at Riccarton as the cost was beyond what they afford to meet. Hearts are currently being billed just over £400,000 per year (approximating £35,000 a month) for the use of the university ground - it also houses the club's academy - with BDO having since identified that outlay as excessive.
Hearts, who paid £2.35m towards the cost of the £6.5m complex, agreed 25-year lease arrangement with the university when they moved into the newly built facility in 2004. However, with Hearts' wage bill having been brought down, BDO are now looking to cut training ground overheads at the campus.
"No decision has been made regarding the academy," said Jackson. "We've had meaningful discussions with the university and we're hoping we can move closer to a resolution this week."
The university are listed as one of the club's creditors and are already due £146,000, and were understood to be to be reluctant to renegotiate initially. That Scotland's new £30m National Performance Centre is to be based at the university has also strengthened their hand.