Celtic bid for towering Bosnian striker knocked back as club told Anya will cost £4m; Danny Wilson ‘close to Ibrox return’ as ex-captain says Rangers should sign Nadir Ciftci
Watch a highlights reel of Celtic target Milan Djuric
Milan Djuric is a 25-year-old, 6ft 6in striker who has had spells with Cesena, Ascoli, Crotone, Cremonese, Trapani and Cittadella.
Celtic bid for Milan Djuric rejected
CELTIC have reportedly had a bid for Bosnian striker Milan Djuric knocked back by the player’s club.
The Hoops are said to have tested the water with a bid of around £720,000, but the player’s club Cesena - who were relegated from Serie A this season - are holding out for around £2 million.
The 6ft 6in 25-year-old forward scored two goals and chipped in with two assists last season, and has had loan spells at Citadella, Crotone and Ascoli. (Football-Italia)
Anya will cost £4m, Hoops told
IKECHI Anya will set Celtic back £4 million if the Hoops want to tempt the Scotland winger north of the Border, according to sources close to Watford.
The Vicarage Road side are reportedly happy to see the 27-year-old leave, and his wage demands are not thought to be an issue - unlike reported Celtic target Steven Fletcher, who is on wages of nearly £50,000 a week.
Anya had a hand in Scotland’s equaliser against the Republic of Ireland and has been linked with a move to Celtic for some time. (Various)
Wilson close to Rangers return
DANNY Wilson is reportedly close to sealing a sensational return to Ibrox.
The 23-year-old chose to leave Hearts despite helping the Jambos return to Scottish football’s top flight, and was linked with Celtic earlier this year.
But with Dedryck Boyata jetting in to Glasgow to join Ronny Deila’s men, Wilson could return to Ibrox, with the Gers needing defensive reinforcements following the departures of Bilel Mohsni and Lee McCulloch.
Wilson is reportedly on Mark Warburton’s shopping list as he seeks to return Rangers to the Scottish Premiership. (The Sun)
Gers ‘should sign Ciftci’, says ex-captain
RICHARD Gough has claimed that Rangers should pounce for Dundee United striker Nadir Ciftci.
The former Rangers skipper reckons ‘Ciftci has already shown he can cut it at the highest level in Scotland’ and described the Turkish forward as ‘ideal for Rangers.’
Gough said: “Okay, there have been some problems with Ciftci off the pitch, but he’s hardly Gazza. If you can keep him on the straight and narrow, what an asset the lad would be. Strong, powerful and with an eye for goal, he would be ideal for Rangers.” (The Sun)
Dundee holding out for Boyle cash
DUNDEE are holding out for the development fee they believe they are owed following Martin Boyle signing for Hibernian.
The pacy wide man spent the second half of last season on loan at Easter Road, scoring three goals for Alan Stubbs’ men.
And after agreeing a permanent switch to the capital, Boyle, 22, could land the Dark Blues up to £16,000 in compensation. (Evening Telegraph)
News in brief
• Clark Robertson has left Aberdeen and joined Blackpool
• St Johnstone have sealed a deal for former Hearts and Motherwell striker John Sutton
• Dundee United midfielder Calum Butcher has left Tannadice after rejecting a new deal to join Burton Albion
• Tannadice chief Stephen Thompson is reportedly close to a rescue deal for Australian club Newcastle Jets