A move to Hearts for Leicester City midfielder Stephen Hughes has stalled.

The 24-year-old former Scotland Under-21 midfielder had a medical at Hearts at the end of last week, but agreement could not be reached to allow him to make his debut against Gretna last Saturday.

John Colquhoun, the player's agent, said: "Stephen won't be staying at Leicester and I expect him to be somewhere else by 1 September. But I just don't know where - it's really hard to gauge."