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.
According to the Daily Mail, Manchester United striker James Wilson, who signed a four-year contract in 2015, is poised to sign for Aberdeen on loan. The Old Trafford club are said to be shouldering the vast majority of his £30,000-per-week salary.
It’s being reported that La Liga side Sevilla appear increasingly likely to sign Belgium central defender Dedryck Boyata. They have apparently expressed an interest in the 27-year-old and believe they will not have to pay the £10million fee Celtic are demanding, according to Spanish newspaper AS. The defender has not flown with Brendan Rodgers’ squad to Greece to face AEK Athens due to a reported back injury.
Meanwhile, Boyata’s agent, Jacques Liechtenstein, has claimed that Celtic have turned down multi-million-pound bids from Olympiakos, Fenerbahce and Fulham for the Belgium centre-half. He says that his client will sign a pre-contract for another club in January and leave the Scottish champions for nothing next summer.
The Scottish Football Association has defended its new “Project Brave” licensing system after Livingston blamed the initiative in their decision to axe their youth structure.
Hearts have turned down the opportunity to re-sign Lee Wallace as part of a swap deal with Rangers for Kyle Lafferty. The Edinburgh club say the Scotland defender’s wages are an issue and they want a fee of £750,00 instead.
Manchester City defender Jason Denayer has refused to go out on loan again as the Belgium international wants a move to Turkish club Galatasaray. The 23-year-old previously had a loan spell at Celtic.
On-loan Norwich City forward Steven Naismith could face a disciplinary hearing for a stamp on Celtic’s Jonny Hayes during Hearts’ 1-0 win on Saturday as the Scottish FA compliance officer is looking into the incident.
Rangers manager Steven Gerrard says Andy Halliday has a massive part to play for the club this season after the 26-year-old midfielder played in Sunday’s 2-0 win over St Mirren.
Scotland midfielder John McGinn has made an instant impression at Aston Villa, with the English Championship club’s fans singing his praises. The now-former Hibs player had a hand in all three goals in Saturday’s 3-2 win over Wigan Athletic.
Scotland forward Ross McCormack, 31, could be released from his contract by Championship club Aston Villa.
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