Rumour Mill: new deal for Scott Brown | Manchester United eye Kieran Tierney | No move for McGregor

Scott Brown. Picture: John Devlin
Scott Brown. Picture: John Devlin
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Celtic are to set offer captain Scott Brown a deal, Manchester United join the clubs chasing Celtic’s Kieran Tierney and Hearts pour cold water over Allan McGregor move.

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Celtic set to offer Scott Brown new deal

Brendan Rodgers has hailed Scott Brown as a legendary Celtic captain as he revealed he’s ready to offer the skipper a new deal.

The midfielder’s current contract is up at the end of the season but boss Rodgers is keen to kick off talks to extend his Hoops career into a second decade. (Record)

Manchester Utd target Tierney

Jose Mourinho is tracking Celtic full back Kieran Tierney.

Manchester United boss Mourinho has been watching developments closely on 20-year-old Tierney and wants to make a £15m move.

Scotland international Tierney is highly regarded and United have been sending scouts to check on his progress and the reports were glowing after his performance against England this month. (Mirror)

Hearts have no interest in McGregor

Head coach Ian Cathro says Hearts are not interested in signing Allan McGregor from Hull City.

The Jambos have been linked with the former Rangers and Scotland goalkeeper, who has 12 months to run on his deal. (BBC)

Wolves sign Barry Douglas

Wolves have “agreed a deal in principle” to sign defender Barry Douglas from Turkish club Konyaspor.

The Championship side say “talks are ongoing to conclude the deal” for the 27-year-old Scot, who joined Konyaspor on a three-and-a-half-year deal from Polish side Lech Poznan last year.

Douglas began his career in his native Scotland with Queen’s Park, before moving to Dundee United in 2010. (BBC)

Rangers face UEFA probe over paper balls

Rangers face an investigation by UEFA after a section of their support launched balls of paper on to the field during Thursday’s game with Progres Niederkorn.

Making their return to the European arena after a six-year absence, play was briefly disrupted during the first half when fans in the lower section of the Broomloan Road stand threw the remnants of a ‘tifo’ display into the goalmouth. (Mail)

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Motherwell slam Hearts’ offer for Cadden

Motherwell boss Steve Robinson says Hearts’ bid for midfielder Chris Cadden was far too low to be taken seriously.

Robinson, who on Friday completed the signing of defender Charles Dunne, confirmed Well recently rejected a Jambos bid for 20-year-old Cadden.

“The offer that was made was verging on laughable for someone of Chris’s talent,” Robinson said. (BBC)

Lafferty still to shine says Hearts boss

Hearts manager Ian Cathro believes that Kyle Lafferty’s best days are ahead of him. The 29-year-old sampled the 2016 European Championship with Northern Ireland and won titles and trophies with Rangers in his first stint in Scottish football but his new boss says he expects the striker to build on those experiences. (Scotsman)

Christie’s faith in Aberdeen boss

Ryan Christie admits he held off committing himself to Aberdeen until boss Derek McInnes sorted his Pittodrie future.

The Celtic midfielder spent the second half of last season on loan with the Dons and 
was invited back as part of the deal which saw Jonny Hayes make a £1.3 million switch to Parkhead. (Scotsman)

Aberdeen target May

Aberdeen have made a bid for Preston North End striker Stevie May.

The 25-year-old played under Dons boss Derek McInnes when he came through the youth ranks with St Johnstone. (Various)

Four things Celtic fans should know about midfielder Kundai Benyu

Celtic agreed to sign the young midfielder on a pre-contract from Ipswich Town on Thursday. Here’s everything Celtic fans need to know about the player. (Scotsman)

Hearts confirm signings of Michael Smith and Ashley Smith-Brown

Hearts have confirmed the signing of right-back Michael Smith and Manchester City loanee Ashley Smith-Brown.

Smith, a Northern Ireland international, has put pen to paper on a two-year deal and will bolster the clubs options on the right side of defence following the departure of Callum Patersom.

Youngster Smith-Brown arrives on a season-long loan from Manchester City. The 21-year-old is an attacking left-back who spent last season on loan with NAC Breda. (Evening News)

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Jordon Forster quits Hibs for Cheltenham

Hibs defender Jordon Forster is set to quit Easter Road in search of regular first-team football with a move to English League Two outfit Cheltenham Town expected to be completed early next week. (Evening News)

Celtic face competition for Gomez

Celtic and Brighton and Hove Albion have been linked with Liverpool defender Joe Gomez in the summer transfer window. (Various)

Jim McGuinness leaves Celtic for Chinese Super League

Celtic U20s coach and ex-Donegal boss Jim McGuinness has taken a post in the Chinese Super League.

McGuinness will become assistant coach to former Bayer Leverkusen manager Roger Schmidt at Beijing Sinobo Guoan, having signed a two-and-a-half year contract.

McGuinness won the All-Ireland title with gaelic football side Donegal before being offered a job with Celtic. (Irish Examiner)

Brendan Rodgers still fears sack

Brendan Rodgers has admitted he still fears being sacked as Celtic manager despite the Parkhead club going undefeated domestically and winning the treble in his first season in Scotland.

The Northern Irishman led the Glasgow club to the Betfred Cup, Ladbrokes Premiership and William Hill Scottish Cup in the 2016/17 campaign. (Evening Times)

Dundee United sign striker

Dundee United have signed Congolese-Dutch striker Patrick Nkoyi subject to international clearance.

The 27-year-old, who counts Fortuna Sittard and Rapid Bucharest among his former clubs, joins the Championship club on a one-year deal. (BBC)

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