CRAIG GORDON has rejected an offer from St Mirren and is now considering a two-year deal from his former club Hearts.

The 37-year-old former Scotland international goalkeeper has been a free agent since leaving Celtic at the end of his contract at the start of the month.

Neil Lennon has admitted he wants the experienced campaigner to remain at the champions – as CQNreported last week – but their offer is on vastly reduced terms and there has been no new proposal for the shotstopper to consider.

It’s understood the Parkhead men have even urged the one-time £9million Sunderland No.1 to delay his decision until they know where they stand with Fraser Forster, according to a report in the Scottish Sun.

Jim Goodwin, boss of the Paisley outfit, was swift to make Gordon a proposition, but the netminder has decided against a move to the Saints.

Hearts, with ex-boss Robbie Neilson returning after quitting newly-promoted Dundee United, are said to be poised to offer a two-year contract with a 12-month extension not being ruled out.

Club owner Ann Budge is prepared to discuss the possibility of a money-spinning testimonial match.

Further talks are expected to take place this week — with Gordon biding his time before making any final decision.

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