Hibernian have reportedly held talks with Brighton and Hove Albion about the prospect of a working relationship between the two clubs.

It is claimed the Edinburgh outfit and the Seasiders could be entering an official link-up that could see the Hibees take talent on-loan from the Premier League club.

A report in Daily Record claims communications between both teams are still at a very early stage.

HeraldScotland:

The cross border plan could also work the other way round with young players from Hibs getting the chance to move down south or train at Brighton's facilities.

There are also reportedly other areas that would see both clubs swapping data and ideas.

Teams in England have had to change the way they scout and develop talent ever since Britain left the European Union.

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The new work permit criteria makes it harder for UK-based teams to sign players from EU countries.

This has led to a need for investment in British talent and this official link-up could lead to the Seagulls getting priority access to top prospects at the Hibs academy.