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Martin Boyle breaks silence on Hibs transfer exit rumours as he admits A-League ambitions

Martin Boyle has responded to suggestions he could leave Hibs in the summer transfer window and reaffirmed his ambition to move to Australia some day.

The Hibees winger is a Socceroos international as he qualifies to play for them through family and has loved his time playing for the national team while being accepted as an honorary Aussie. As a result, he revealed a few years ago that he would love to play in the A-League at some point in his career.

Now 31, Boyle is contracted to the Easter Road side for another year but reports in Australia suggested Melbourne City and Perth Glory were both lining up bids for him. Currently on international duty, he was quizzed on whether a transfer may be a possibility.

"Obviously I'll get this game out of the way," he told 10 News First Perth. "Then I'll head back to my own club.

"It's probably cliche, but I'm still under contract. There's been a lot of speculation - there always is at this time of year.

"So, like I say, I'm still under contract and as far as it stands, I'll be at Hibernian and if anything changes, it changes."

Addressing those ambitions to play down under, he added: "I've always said it, yeah, I said it a few years ago and it's been doing the rounds again.

"Obviously, it's an aim of mine to play in the A-League for sure. When that will happen, I'm not really sure, so we'll just see what the future holds."