Ross County appear unwilling to sell Yan Dhanda to Heart of Midlothian before the close of the transfer window.

The 25-year-old playmaker has a pre-contract agreement with the Tynecastle Park club after entering the final six months of his deal in Dingwall. He will likely join Hearts in the summer rather than this month.

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Hearts Standard understands comments made by Ross County boss Derek Adams after the 2-2 draw with Livingston on Tuesday night were wide of the mark. He stated Dhanda would be sold for the right fee but claimed Hearts have "got no money to spend".

Hearts have been in conversation with the Staggies' hierarchy throughout the month regarding Dhanda. It is understood the Tynecastle Park club approached the Staggies over a January switch but they refused to name their price, intimating they are not keen to lose a key player before the end of the season.

Dhanda provided an assist for the opening goal in the draw at Livi. They remain second bottom of the Premiership after losing a late equaliser in West Lothian. 

Meanwhile, Hearts have made Lawrence Shankland a second contract offer, while they still hope to complete the loan signing of Scott Fraser.