Rumour Mill: Chelsea winger’s brother plays down Celtic link | Luke Berry to Hibs in jeopardy | Rangers eye George Thomas

Charlie Musonda has been linked with a move to Celtic. Picture: Getty
Charlie Musonda has been linked with a move to Celtic. Picture: Getty
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Charly Musonda’s brother plays down the link with Celtic, the move taking Luke Berry to Hibs is in jeopardy, and Rangers chase Coventry City youngster George Thomas.

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Musonda’s brother plays down Celtic move

The brother of Charly Musonda has played down reports linking his brother with a move to Celtic. The Parkhead side were said to be tabling a bid of £4.5million for the Belgian. However, his brother Lamisha wrote on his Instagram account: “Celtic’s interest is flattering but Charly’s a Chelsea player and is focused on Chelsea”. (Daily Record)

Berry to Hibs in jeopardy

Hibs’ move for Cambridge United star Luke Berry could be in jeopardy after it was reported that the two sides failed to agree personal terms. The Easter Road club spoke to the highly-rated midfielder after a fee of £250,000 was agreed for his services. The 24-year-old is also being chased by Millwall, MK Dons and Portsmouth. (Daily Record)

Moussa Dembele to leave Celtic

Celtic are resigned to selling Moussa Dembele this summer - but will refuse to accept any bid for the player before their Champions League qualifiers are completed. Dembele is being tracked by Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham after a tremendous debut season in Scotland. (Scottish Sun)

Rangers eye George Thomas

Rangers have been named as one of several clubs chasing Coventry City starlet George Thomas. The 20-year-old Welsh youth international, who can play in both midfield and attack, has been attracting interest from the likes of Leicester City, Swansea City, Newcastle United and Derby County. (Wales Online)

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West Brom & Brighton join Armstrong race

West Bromich Albion and Brighton & Hove Albion have been the latest two English Premier League sides credited with an interest in Celtic midfielder Stuart Armstrong. Southampton were yesterday revealed to be monitoring the player, thought to be worth £10million, who is out of contract at the end of this coming season. (Daily Record)

- Armstrong, like Dembele, will not be allowed to depart Celtic Park until after the club’s Champions League qualifiers. (Daily Mail)

Hearts trial Polish defender

Hearts will run the rule over Polish defender Bartolmiej Gajda this week, according to reports in his homeland. The 18-year-old is available on a free transfer after his contract with Ekstraklasa side Gornik Zabrze expired last month. (Evening News)

- Hearts target Chris Cadden says he’s happy to continue “living the dream” at Motherwell after a bid by the Tynecastle club was rejected. The Fir Park side believe Hearts have dropped their interest after an initial £100,000 offer was dismissed. (The Herald)

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Aberdeen to wait on May decision

Aberdeen will have to wait until after Preston North End appoint a new manager to learn whether they can sign striker Stevie May. The Dons hopes of landing the ex-St Johnstone star were dealt a blow when previous boss Simon Grayson left for Sunderland. Preston are now committed to letting any new manager decide whether or not he wishes May to stay. (Lancashire Post)

- Sunderland have become the latest club credited with an interest in Aberdeen midfielder Kenny McLean. (Chronicle Live)

Kirk Broadfoot to complete Killie deal

Kirk Broadfoot will link up with former Rangers team-mate Lee McCulloch after agreeing a deal to join Kilmarnock. The 32-year-old has held talks with the Rugby Park side and agreed to make his return north of the border after becoming surplus to requirements at Rotherham United. (Daily Record)

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McGinn joins Gwangju

Niall McGinn has completed his move to South Korean side Gwangju FC. The ex-Aberdeen winger agreed to the unusual switch after thoroughly researching the club and Asian football. Once the decision was announced, McGinn took to social media to thank Aberdeen and their fans for the last five years, saying he’d always be an Aberdeen fan for life. (Various)

Caixinha: play like it’s the final

Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha has told his players to treat their second leg against Progres Niederkorn like the Europa League final. Caixinha’s squad travelled to Luxembourg for tonight’s first qualifying-round game with a 1-0 lead after European football returned to Ibrox last week following a six-year hiatus. The Portuguese coach is looking for a more aggressive performance by his side. (The Scotsman)

Livingston eye Alexander return

Livingston are hoping to convince veteran goalkeeper Neil Alexander to return to the club. The former Hearts and Rangers stopper is a free agent after leaving Aberdeen, and Livingston boss David Hopkin is hoping to lure the 39-year-old back to Almondvale. Alexander made his name as a Livingston player, excelling for three years between 1998 and 2001. (Scottish Sun)

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