Hearts say they have paid HMRC an outstanding tax bill

Hearts say they have paid an outstanding tax bill in full following a threat to put the club into administration.

Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs had gone to court to try to recoup the money they were owed by the Tynecastle club.

But Hearts have told BBC Scotland the bill was settled in full on Tuesday.

Hearts were issued with a winding-up order by HMRC in 2009 over the same case.

However, that was subsequently cancelled when a payment agreement was struck between the two parties.

Sheriff officers last week visited Hearts' Scottish Premier League rivals Rangers as the Glasgow club's dispute with the HMRC continued.

Papers were served as part of the process of payment.

Rangers face a bill of £2.8m that they are willing to pay, but the club dispute a fine that comes with it of about £1.4m.