"I'd hoped to keep this quiet but yes, I was in Scotland this week," Lawrence told the Wales on Sunday. "I've been impressed with much of the talent at Hibs.
"They have five or six youngsters who really interest us.
"Right now we don't have the budget to go out and buy the finished article, from clubs like Rangers and Celtic. Some of these kids have a lot of potential."
The newspaper article suggests Lennie could stage a £3m raid on 6 players inc Kevin Nicol and Garry O'Connor. Lawrence watch Hibs knock Rangers out of the CIS Cup last week.