Hibernians have parted ways from striker Shola Shodiya as they remain keen on signing one of Sliema Wanderers forwards between Gilmar and Juri Cisotti.
Shodiya, 29, left the Paolites to join Challenge League side Marsa after 17 games in which he scored three goals and registered 2 assists. He also featured in the UEFA Europa League qualifications.
The Paolites want to fill his void with either Brazilian forward Gilmar, who already played for Hibernians in two different spells, or Italian winger Juri Cisotti.
However, Sliema have no intention of letting one of the players leave the club while under the contract with them.
The Blues are trying to avoid an exodus of players after defender Oscar Linton and midfielder Sylvano Comvalius left the club after their contracts were breached.
On Wednesday, the Malta Football Players Association has accused Sliema for breaching their contractual obligations towards their players. This comes after the resignations of team manager Alex Muscat and honorary president Keith Perry.