TL;DR for Thursday, August 9

TL;DR for Thursday, August 9

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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Rangers have told West Brom and Brighton they’ll have to pay more than £5million for captain James Tavernier if they want to sign him before today’s English transfer deadline. The Ibrox club are bracing themselves for the possibility of a further bid for the right-back ahead of tonight’s Europa League qualifier against Maribor.

 

John McGinn has revealed that Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce took him out for dinner to convince him to join the English Championship side. Meanwhile, Neil Lennon has been praising the midfielder. “He is one of the best Hibs players in the last 25 or 30 years – I can’t replace John McGinn,” he said.

 

Lazio are the latest side to declare their interest in Celtic striker Moussa Dembele, according to reports in Italy.

 

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Brendan Rodgers is confident his side still have every chance of knocking out AEK Athens to keep their Champions League dream alive. Meanwhile, Callum McGregor has backed himself to score again in Greece as Celtic seek to improve on last night’s 1-1 draw in the second leg.

 

Derek McInnes says he wants to sign two new players to ease his defensive crisis at Aberdeen after Scott McKenna was ruled out for six weeks.

 

Hibs goalkeeper Adam Bogdan has emerged as a huge doubt for tonight’s Europa League match against Norwegian outfit Molde. Defender Darren McGregor has also been all but ruled out of the first leg of the third qualifying round tie.

 

Emilio Izaguirre says he has rejected offers from Turkey and Croatia to rejoin Celtic.

 

Kilmarnock striker Lee Erwin has discussed a possible move to Iran. He could end up joining ex-Celtic and Hibs striker Anthony Stokes and former Rangers winger Harry Forrester.

 

Hibs defender Efe Ambrose says having manager Neil Lennon in the technical area for this first time this term will help drive the players on against Molde.

 

St Mirren hope to bring in Danish striker Nicolai Brock-Madsen from Birmingham in time to face Rangers on Sunday.

 

Marcos Tavares, Maribor’s Brazilian-born striker, promised last night to shoot down Scottish opposition in Europe for a fifth time. The Slovenian side take on Rangers in tonight’s Europa League third round qualifying tie.

 

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