Rangers on alert as Spurs set to offload Dominic Ball; Hibs linked with Stevie Mallan; Motherwell reject bid for Marvin Johnson and Rangers anger at Puma kit deal with Sports Direct
Gers on standby as Spurs look to sell Ball
RANGERS could look to bring Dominic Ball back to Ibrox amid reports Spurs are set to sell the 21-year-old.
Ball impressed during a season-long loan deal at Rangers last season, and Mark Warburton could be tempted to bring him back to Glasgow.
Spurs will demand a hefty sell-on fee from any deal but are ready to listen to offers for the defender. (Daily Express)
Hibs eye Mallan
HIBERNIAN have been linked with St Mirren midfielder Stevie Mallan, according to reports.
The 20-year-old is under contract at St Mirren until the summer of 2018 but Hibs could offer cash plus a player in a bid to push the deal through.
Dundee have already had a bid of £75,000 turned down. (BBC Sport Scotland)
‘Well throw out Johnson bid
MOTHERWELL have knocked back an offer from Oxford United for Marvin Johnson, and have moved to price the winger at £1 million.
The League One side, who signed Kane Hemmings from Dundee last week, are keen on the ex-Kidderminster Harriers wideman, who is on top form having scored three goals in his last three games.
But the 25-year-old signed a three-year contract extension in June 2015 and is reportedly happy at Fir Park. (Evening Times)
Rangers anger at Puma/Sports Direct kit deal
RANGERS have said they are ‘surprised’ and ‘disappointed’ after it emerged that some retailers look set to sell the Ibrox side’s strip.
The club say they have no knowledge of any deal between Puma, Sports Direct and other retailers, despite a number of Scottish sport shops taking deliveries of the new kit in the past day or so.
A statement from Rangers read: “The club has not been party to discussions on the launch of kit sales by Puma this week.
“We are surprised and disappointed by the lack of consultation with the club and/or supporters groups prior to the launch.”
Glasgow retailer Greaves Sports had been planning on selling the kits but has U-turned on that decision, claiming they would do the same for Celtic, adding: “This is our city, these are our clubs and we have an onus to protect their best interests.” (Daily Record)
Trabzonspor wanted Tavernier
TURKISH outfit Trabzonspor were keen on Rangers defender James Tavernier - before the ex-Wigan man signed a new deal at Ibrox.
Tavernier, who joined Rangers last summer, had initially refused a new contract with the Ibrox side, alerting the Turkish Super Lig outfit.
But Trabzonspor look to have cooled their interest in the right back. (LigTV)
United keen on McAllister
DUNDEE United are reportedly keen on bringing in striker Rory McAllister from Peterhead.
The 29-year-old, who has scored an incredible 104 goals in 163 appearances for the Blue Toon, said last year he couldn’t see himself leaving Peterhead.
But Ray McKinnon is keen on bolstering his attacking options and could try to convince McAllister to move to Tayside. (Scottish Sun)
NEWS IN BRIEF
• Hibs have tied up Israeli goalkeeper Ofir Marciano on a season-long loan deal from Ashdod
• Dundee could be set to leave Dens Park after club chiefs Tim Keyes and John Nelms struck a deal to buy a patch of land in the Camperdown area of the city
• Alim Ozturk believes Hearts can beat Celtic and Aberdeen to the Scottish Premiership title and has dismissed criticism of manager Robbie Neilson