Rise and shine! Every morning we rundown all of the top headlines in Scottish football…
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.
Are you ready for a tonne of transfer news and rumours? Let’s start with Celtic where apparently Everton are lining up Kieran Tierney as a replacement for Leighton Baines. However, apparently, Tottenham Hotspur also want him as a replacement for England international Danny Rose.
Meanwhile, French club Lille, currently rebuilding their squad after the departure of coach Marcelo Bielsa, are poised to launch a £5m bid for Celtic central defender Jozo Simunovic.
To Ibrox now, where according to the Scottish Sun Rangers are interested in signing Lassana Coulibaly from French side Angers. Meanwhile, the Scottish Daily Mail are claiming they are already close to tying up a loan deal for the 22-year-old Mali international.
Sticking with Steven Gerrard’s side, and it looks like they’re also close to securing a loan deal for Roma striker Umar Sadiq. The Scottish Daily Express (print edition) says the 21-year-old’s move should be completed next week.
Wigan Athletic and Millwall have joined the race to sign Scotland midfielder Chris Cadden. It appears that both of the English Championship clubs will test Motherwell’s resolve with £500,000 offers for the players. However, this is half what the Fir Park outfit value the 21-year-old who has a year left of his contract.
Hibs could potentially be priced out of a move for Australia striker Jamie Maclaren. His parent club Darmstadt look poised to demand a significant six-figure free for the 24-year-old striker.
An Ibrox insider is said to have shot down reports the club were interested in bringing ex-player and Southampton captain Steven Davis back to the club.
Scotland winger Matt Ritchie is a £15million target for English Championship clubs Middlesbrough and Stoke City.
Livingston have imposed a deadline of today for former Rangers and Scotland striker Kenny Miller to decide whether to take up the offer of being their player-manager for the upcoming season.
Australia midfielder Tom Rogic, Sweden defender Mikael Lustig, Belgian centre-half Dedryck Boyata and Costa Rica right-back Cristian Gamboa will not feature in Celtic’s opening Champions League qualifier against Alashkert as they will be given time off following their participation at the World Cup finals.
Cameroon midfielder Arnaud Djoum has a chance of being ready for the start of Hearts’ Scottish Premiership campaign after making swift progress in his recovery from a ruptured Achilles’ tendon.
No nonsense today… yet.