Rumour Mill: Rangers to make final bid for duo | Zizou backs Ntcham

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Rangers are expected to launch a final bid to land Jamie Walker and Kenny McLean, while Zinedine Zidane expects Olivier Ntcham to flourish at Celtic ...

Rangers line up final Walker and McLean bids

Hearts' Jamie Walker, left, and Aberdeen's Kenny McLean are wanted by Rangers. Pic: SNS

Hearts' Jamie Walker, left, and Aberdeen's Kenny McLean are wanted by Rangers. Pic: SNS

Rangers are expected to lodge final bids for both Hearts winger Jamie Walker and Aberdeen midfielder Kenny McLean. Both players have been on manager Pedro Caixinha’s radar and have been subject of failed bids from the Ibrox club. Caixinha said of his transfer targets: “We know what we want, and together we are going to get it. I won’t mention names, but you seem to know better than myself. You’ve identified we need two more players. We’ll try to have them with us.” (The Sun)

Zidane reckons Ntcham will shine

Real Madrid boss and France legend Zinedine Zidane has backed Olivier Ntcham to flourish at Celtic. The French wonderkid joined the Parkhead club from Manchester City earlier this month and Zidane believes the midfielder will go from strength to strength in Glasgow. He said: “Celtic is the perfect club for him to mature and grow as a player. I am sure he has looked at the season Moussa Dembele had and that is something he wants to replicate.” (Daily Record)

Rosenborg back themselves to upset odds

Rosenborg winger Pal Andre Helland reckons the Norwegians can pull off an upset and dump Celtic out of the Champions League qualifiers. “Out of all the teams it was the worst possible draw, but we will give Celtic a hard game and it will be very close. We can go through, but we will have to play at our very best. (Daily Express)

Del: No more Dons stars are leaving

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes has insisted that no more Aberdeen stars will be leaving this summer. The Dons have sold Jonny Hayes and lost Ryan Jack, Niall McGinn and Ash Taylor since the Scottish Cup final and McInnes said: “Everybody who is at the club will be staying.” (various)

Hearts to give Jordan McGhee more game time

Young Hearts centre-back Jordan McGhee will be handed more game-time to impress the current regime. Assistant coach Austin MacPhee revealed that the Scotland Under-21 defender has caught the eye in pre-season. McGhee’s deal expires at the end of the year. (Edinburgh Evening News)

Saints hope to add more firepower

St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright wants two more attackers in his squad,, but former PSG player and current trialist Romain Habran’s chances of earning a contract suffered a blow when he came off injured in the weekend friendly over Hartlepool. (Daily Mail)