TL;DR for Friday, August 17

TL;DR for Friday, August 17

By TheTwoPointOne

Rise and shine! Every morning we rundown all of the top headlines in Scottish football and fill you in on what you need to know and what isn’t all that important. This is TL;DR news.

 

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The Daily Record are reporting that Celtic midfielder Olivier Ntcham is a transfer target for Porto – however, the Scottish champions have stated that the French player is not for sale.

 

Steven Gerrard has stated that he hopes to sign Alfredo Morelos up to a new, improved contract after a “derisory” offer from Bordeaux earlier this week. After last night’s Europa League tie, the Rangers manager said: “Teams can’t think they can knock at our door and pinch our best players for derisory bids. It’s not going to happen.”

 

Following defeat to Molde in last night’s Europa League qualifier, Hibs manager Neil Lennon has suggested that his side needs more “more investment” and plans to sign more players before the end of the transfer window, according to the Scotsman.

 

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The Scottish Sun believe Dedryck Boyata’s agent arrived in Glasgow yesterday to hold “amicable” talks with the club over his client’s future.

 

The Edinburgh Evening News believe John Souttar is in line to take over as Hearts captain while Christophe Berra recovers from a long and costly injury.

 

Aberdeen and Hamilton will face off in a transfer tribunal next week. The Dons initially offered £100, 000 for Lewis Ferguson, however Hamilton are insistent that they are owed as much as £1.25 million for the midfielder.

 

The Scottish Sun believe former Kilmarnock striker Souleymane Coulibaly could be set to join Partick Thistle in the Scottish Championship.

 

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Andy Halliday has suggested that it would have been nice if Rangers had been given the opportunity to once again face Progress in the next round of Europa League qualifying. Following last night’s clash, the Rangers player said: “I’m not going to lie, it would be a nice chance to get revenge but it doesn’t matter who we get in the next round.”

 

Dunfermline manager Allan Johnston has criticised the inclusion of non-Scottish club in the Irn-Bru Challenge Cup. “I still don’t understand why these teams are in our competition in the first place,” said Johnston. “I also don’t understand why they come in later rounds. Surely if they are going to take part in the tournament they should come in in the first round? But it’s a Scottish competition. I think it should be for Scottish clubs.”

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