TL;DR for Thursday, July 5

TL;DR for Thursday, July 5

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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The Scottish Sun are reporting that Fulham are the latest club to declare their interest in Celtic defender Dedryck Boyata. The report claims that the Scottish champions don’t wish to sell the Belgian defender but may do so if he doesn’t sign an extension to his current deal, which expires next summer.


Aberdeen chairman Stewart Milne is convinced that the SPFL’s next TV deal will be several times larger than the current arrangement with BT Sports and Sky Sports. He said: “I would be extremely disappointed if it’s just a small improvement on what we’ve got.”


Wes Foderingham is expected to leave Rangers after new manager Steven Gerrard told him that he was third-choice goalkeeper behind Allan McGregor and Jak Alnwick, according to the Scottish Sun.


John Fleming, the head of refereeing operations at the SFA, has told the Herald that the introduction of VAR to Scottish football is “inevitable” and that the technology would increase the rate of correct decisions within the SPFL from 93% to 98%.


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Steve Clarke is not a fan of the League Cup’s new format. Ahead of his side’s opening-day clash with St Mirren, the Kilmarnock manager said: “Obviously it’s organised by someone who doesn’t know that much about football because you should be able to structure your pre-season so you can gradually introduce your players to matches.”


Billy Gilmour has signed his first professional contract with Chelsea, keeping him at the London club until 2021.


Hearts have agreed terms with Czech club FK Teplice for the transfer of forward David Vanececk, according to the Edinburgh Evening News.


Rangers are looking to replace the outgoing Bruno Alves with Millwall defender Jake Cooper, according to the Scottish Sun.


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Archie Knox reckons Gerrard’s first four games at Rangers will be vital to him succeeding at Ibrox. Stellar stuff.

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