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The Daily Mail are reporting that Rangers are working on plans to sign Scottish-born Canada midfielder Scott Arfield. The 29-year-old’s contract with Burnley expires in the summer and is also interesting West Ham United. However, wages of £20,000 per week remain a stumbling block for the Ibrox club.
Neil Lennon would rate a Premiership runners-up spot for Hibs as highly as the three consecutive league titles he achieved as Celtic manager.
Costa Rica coach Oscar Ramirez will make a personal visit to Brendan Rodgers this week to plead with the Celtic boss to give defender Cristian Gamboa game time to keep his World Cup dream alive. The right-back has only played once since October and was pictured on holiday in Marbella last week during the build-up to the Scottish Cup semi-final.
Scott Brown swept the board at Celtic’s annual awards. The Hoops captain was named the player of the year and player’s player of the year and also received a special recognition award.
Moussa Dembele is poised to return for Celtic as they look to secure their seventh consecutive league title against Rangers on Sunday after missing out in Saturday’s loss to Hibs through injury.
Kilmarnock winger Jordan Jones has continued his Twitter spat with Ian McCall, calling the Ayr United manager “Uncle Ian” as he noted Alloa Athletic’s 2-1 win on Sunday that leaves the Somerset Park side a point behind Raith Rovers with a game to go in the Scottish League One title race.
RB Leipzig and Celtic have targeted 16-year-old England Under-17s keeper Arthur Okonkwo. The youngster is yet to be offered a new contract by Arsenal despite wishing to remain at the Emirates.
Sweden youth defender Thomas Isherwood is also being linked with Celtic. The 20-year-old, who currently plays with Bayern Munich’s reserve team, is approaching the end of his current contract.
Scotland striker Leigh Griffiths cheekily nominated ex-Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha for Celtic’s player of the year.