TL;DR for Thursday, August 16

TL;DR for Thursday, August 16

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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BBC Scotland are reporting that Rangers have rejected a £3.75 million offer from Bordeaux for Alfredo Morelos. The French club recently sold forward Malcolm to Barcelona for close to £40 million.


The Scottish Sun and The Scotsman are both suggesting Kyle Lafferty is “edging” towards a move back to Rangers. The former believe Hearts will accept an improved offer that includes Lee Wallace moving back to Tynecastle, while the latter state that Rangers will have to cough up £750,000 for the striker.


The Herald are reporting that the SPFL has held “face-to-face talks” with Facebook, Amazon and Apple as it considers new options for a broadcasting deal with the current contract expires in 2020.



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The Edinburgh Evening News are reporting that Hearts will try to sign another central defender before the end of the transfer window after the long-term injury to Christophe Berra.


Leigh Griffiths has hit out at Celtic’s critics, stating that the club’s high expectations are the real reason for the fall out since the defeat to AEK Athens in midweek. He striker said: “People will jump on that bandwagon that Celtic’s in crisis, blah, blah, blah. But it’s been two defeats on the bounce for the first time since the manager took charge.”


Senior Celtic players are preparing to give Dedryck Boyata the “cold shoulder” after the Belgian player seemingly refused to play in this week’s Champions League qualifier against AEK Athens, according to the Scottish Sun.


League One side Brechin are apparently leading a number of Championship clubs in the hope of signing Dundee striker Cedwyn Scott on loan this season, according to the Evening Telegraph.


Former Hibs defender Liam Fontaine is back from injury for Ross County but will not be risked in Sunday’s League Cup clash between to the two sides.


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The banter years keep on rolling at Tannadice. According to the Scotsman, the club have appointed presenter Lorraine Kelly, singer Ricky Ross, former Scotland rugby scrum-half Andy Nicol and BBC Scotland political editor Brian Taylor as “honorary club patrons” to help them this season. Yup, that should do it…

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