SUPPORTERS group BuyHibs have turned down the opportunity to meet with directors of Hibernian and have called on owner Sir Tom Farmer to agree to talks.

The movement, which is backed by former Easter Road players Paul Kane and Pat Stanton, are targeting a fan-led takeover of the Edinburgh outfit after claiming they are "failing on and off the pitch".

The current Hibs board of directors, led by non-executive chairman Rod Petrie and chief executive Leeann Dempster, offered to hold discussions with BuyHibs regarding their prospective plans for the club. However that invitation has been formally declined, with the group adamant that face-to-face talks with Farmer are the only way to ascertain his valuation of the club facilitate real change in Leith.

"BuyHibs have received an invitation to meet the directors of Hibernian however we have declined this invitation," a spokesperson said.

"We feel only the current owners can engage in discussions about the future of our club."