TL;DR for Tuesday, August 7

TL;DR for Tuesday, August 7

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 are expected to complete the signing of Croatian full back Borna Barisic today in a deal worth £2 million, according to the Scottish Daily Mail.

 

The Ibrox club have launched an appeal for Alfredo Morelos’ red card. On top of that, The Daily Record are reporting that Steven Gerrard will not be reprimanded for his post-match comments on Sunday.

 

According to the Daily Mail, Fulham are prepared to offer as much as £12 million to sign Celtic central defender Dedryck Boyata this summer. The Belgian international’s contract expires next summer.

 

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The Scottish Sun have added Aston Villa to a growing list of clubs prepared to make a bid for Hibernian’s John McGinn and have begun negotiating a price with the Easter Road side.

 

According to a study at Glasgow Caledonian University, the claim that domestic violence spikes after Old Firm or Scotland vs England matches may be a myth. You can read more about the report in the Herald.

 

Brian McLaughlin, the new head of the SFA’s performance schools, has stated that Scottish football will need to have the best youth development in Europe if it hopes to compete. McLaughlin said: “If we do that then the clubs in the top five leagues in Europe will come here and offer substantial money to clubs.”

 

Hamilton have signed 26-year old midfielder Delphin Tshiembe on a free contract.

 

Today’s print edition of the Scottish Sun is reporting that Motherwell are interested in signing Hearts midfielder Ross Callachan.

 

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John Hartson believes Celtic should reject a £9 million bid from Fulham for Boyata because the central defender could soon be worth £29 million if the Scottish champions can keep a hold of him.

 

Lee McCulloch believes the poor quality of referees in Scottish football is so bad that it could end up killing the professional game in Scotland.

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