Rumour Mill: Celtic interest in Sunderland duo | Rotherham talk to Alan Stubbs | Gary Lineker nearly signed for Rangers

Steven Fletcher has been linked with a move to Celtic. Picture: Michael Gillen
Steven Fletcher has been linked with a move to Celtic. Picture: Michael Gillen
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Celtic are interested in signing Sunderland’s Steven Fletcher and Danny Graham, Rotherham in talks with Hibs manager Alan Stubbs and Gary Lineker reveals he nearly signed for Rangers.

Celtic consider moves for Sunderland duo

Celtic are considering moves for Sunderland strikers Steven Fletcher and Danny Graham.

Rodgers could make offers for Graham and Fletcher, who are both out of contract this summer. (Sunderland Echo)

Alan Stubbs in talks with Rotherham

Hibs were tonight facing up to the prospect of losing Alan Stubbs as their Scottish Cup-winning head coach prepared to enter talks with Rotherham United regarding their managerial vacancy. (Scotsman)

Lineker nearly signed for Rangers

Gary Lineker has revealed that he nearly sign for Rangers under Graeme Souness in 1986. The now BBC pundit said it was only the lure of Barcelona that stopped him joining the likes of Terry Butcher at Ibrox. (Record)

Neil Lennon dissappointment at Celtic job

Former Celtic manager Neil Lennon says he was disappointed not to land the Celtic manager’s job after being interviewed for the position which eventually went to Brendan Rodgers.

Lennon won three league championships as manager of Celtic, as well as two Scottish Cup finals and reached the Champions League group stages twice. (Herald)

Colin Kazim-Richards leaves Celtic

Brendan Rodgers has set to work clearing away the detritus of the cluttered first-team squad he has inherited at Celtic with Colin Kazim-Richards poised to join Brazilian club Coritiba.

(Scotsman)

Joey Barton backed for success at Rangers

Harry Redknapp insists new Rangers midfielder Joey Barton will be a huge influence on the pitch and in the dressing room.

The Englishman worked with the 33-year-old at Queens Park Rangers and despite admitting that Barton can cause ‘aggro’, Redknapp expects Barton to shine under Mark Warburton and Davie Weir at Ibrox. (Capital City Press)

Celtic interest in Fankaty Dabo

Celtic want to sign Fankaty Dabo on loan from Chelsea.

The promising right-back has been earmarked as a future starter for the London club, but Brendan Rodgers is hopeful he can tempt Dabo from his former club with the promise of Champions League football next season. (Sun)

Richie Foran appointed Inverness manager

New Inverness manager Richie Foran says he will hang up his playing boots to ensure he makes a success of himself in the dug-out.

The Caley Thistle captain was confirmed as John Hughes’ replacement yesterday after signing a four-year contract. (Scotsman)

Swindon open to Celtic link up

Swindon Town manager Luke Williams sees no reason why a relationship can’t be formed between them and Celtic.

A number of Liverpool players dispatched to the Wiltshire club when he was manager of the Anfield side. (Swindon Advertiser)

Old Firm would enhance English game - Waddle

Chris Waddle, the former England international, believes the addition of Celtic and Rangers would enhance English football and hoped there would be a pathway for other ambitious Scottish clubs to one day follow in their footsteps. Proposals to revamp the English league system by creating a fifth division and adding a further eight clubs by 2019/20 has reopened the long-running debate about the possibility of the Old Firm one day decanting down south. (Herald)

Dundee sign Dutch striker

Dundee have sealed their third summer signing after landing Dutch frontman Yordi Teijsse on a two-year deal.

The 23-year-old moves to Dens Park after a productive season with former side Quick Boys.

Dark Blues boss Paul Hartley was convinced to make his swoop after Teijsse struck 31 goals to help steer Quick Boys to the Hoofdklasse title in Holland’s fourth tier. (Herald)

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