Rangers are set to bring in at least two new faces before the start of the season, Celtic could be set to rejig their formation and Rangers hit back at Barrie McKay’s claims he was mistreated by Pedro Caixinha. All this and more in today’s rumour mill.
Rangers keen for two major signings
Pedro Caixinha has admitted that he wants two more signings before the summer transfer window closes. It has been claimed by the Herald that the Ibrox club are doing all they can to land Hearts attacker Jamie Walker and Aberdeen midfielder Kenny McLean. Speaking to the Herald, the Rangers boss said: “I won’t mention names but you identified two players and we need two more players. We’ll try to have them with us. If not the two, then at least one.” (The Herald)
McGinn worth £5 million
Neil Lennon has placed a £5million price tag on midfielder John McGinn. Speaking about the future of the Scottish international Neil Lennon said: “It’s going to take a huge bid from any club to take John away from us, £4-5 million. He’s still got a bit to do but already he is a quality player.
He’s a Scottish international.” (Daily Record)
Rangers hit back over McKay comments
Rangers have hit back at Barrie McKay’s claims he was mistreated by Pedro Caixinha. After signing for Nottingham Forest this month the winger said: “I wasn’t being treated the way any human being should be treated, but that’s football and I had to move on.” Speaking to the Herald however, a source said: “Barrie was made a contract offer that would have doubled his wages and made him one of the highest paid players at the club. But he chose not to sign it and instead moved on this summer. His statistics in training showed that his attitude wasn’t right and that he didn’t want to be here.”
Celtic to work on tactics to start strike pair
Brendan Rodgers has admitted that he is looking for a way to start both Moussa Dembele and Leigh Griffiths in the same Celtic team. The Hoops boss said a number of aspects change who he can start up front and their similar style of play can be an issue. He said “They’re similar types of player who want to be in the box. Sometimes the fluency is broken when the two play together. (Various)
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Aberdeen chairman risks wrath of fans over EBT stance
Aberdeen chairman Stewart Milne has revealed he doesn’t want Rangers stripped of titles after the Supreme Court ruling on EBTs, despite calls from Reds fans. In an interview with Daily Mail he said: “We can’t end up spending another five years looking back and trying to redo what has taken place.” (The Sun)
Hibs make ‘very goood offer’ for Stokes
Hibs have made a ‘very good offer’ to get Anthony Stokes. The striker, who was previously at Hibs scoring in their famous Scottish Cup win, is out of contract after being let go by Blackburn Rovers. It is understood that Hibs are very keen to bring the player back to the Capital. (Various)
Ryan Guald to seek loan
Ryan Gauld’s future with Sporting Lisbon has been in doubt all summer, and it appears that the 21-year-old wonderkid could be set for a loan away from the club. It is not yet know what clubs are interested in the midfielder. (Daily Record)
Celtic must not underestimate Rosenborg
Celtic defender Mikael Lustig has insisted that Celtic will be prepared for the visit of Rosenborg and must not underestimate the side, even if appears they are weaker than in previous years.