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April fools may have been on Sunday but that doesn’t mean there isn’t still some nonsense circulating in today’s press. We’re here to bring you all the headlines you need to read and point out which ones you can avoid.
Young, Celtic defender Kristoffer Ajer has attracted the interest of Bundesliga giants, Borussia Dortmund according to the Italian football website, Calcio Mercato. What’s perhaps a little more believable is that the Scottish champions are close to agreeing a new contract deal with the Norwegian international – so say the Daily Record.
Another current Celtic player who could be off this summer is Scott Bain. The Scottish Sun (print edition) are reporting that Brendan Rodgers wants to sign the shot-stopper permanently but will have to fight off interest from Hearts, Hibernian, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Paul Lambert’s Stoke City.
Rangers forward, Josh Windass, picked up a calf injury in Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Motherwell and could be a doubt for the coming semi-final clash against Celtic in the Scottish Cup.
Alfredo Morelos has pointed out that the Chinese club that reportedly made a bid for him in January was Guangzhou Evergrande – not Beijing Renhe. But the striker is now more concerned with one day playing in England, according to the Scotsman.
Steven Naismith is hopeful of moving his family back to Scotland next season but has admitted that the situation is out of his hands. Speaking to the Edinburgh Evening News, Naismith stated: “I have a year left of my contract at Norwich and I have not had any conversations with them with regard to what they want to do. The general consensus is they are going to go with a younger squad next season and if that is the case then I would assume I am not in their plans.”
Tam McManus thinks John McGinn is even better than Scott Brown was at his age.
Jamie Murphy has offered his manager, Graeme Murty, the dreaded vote of confidence, stating that their fightback on Saturday was a sure sign that the squad all believe in him.