Rumour Mill: Celtic eye Jordan Veretout | Hearts trial Danny Amos | Celtic’s Wanyama windfall

Celtic are said to be interested in the Aston Villa midfielder. Picture: Getty

Celtic are said to be interested in the Aston Villa midfielder. Picture: Getty

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Rangers complete the signing of their new 38-year-old defender Clint Hill and Celtic enjoy a windfall from Victor Wanyama’s Spurs move.

Celtic want Veretout

Rangers unveil new signing Clint Hill. Picture: SNS/Paul Devlin

Rangers unveil new signing Clint Hill. Picture: SNS/Paul Devlin

Celtic are targeting Aston Villa midfielder Jordan Veretout according to a report in Spain.

The 23-year-old is also wanted by a couple of La Liga sides, two Ligue 1 teams and Bournemouth.

Veretout was signed from Nantes for a fee of around £2 million last summer.

Israeli keeper on trial at Hearts

Hibs striker James Keatings says new boss, Neil Lennon will bring a 'fear factor' to Hibs. Picture: JP Licence

Hibs striker James Keatings says new boss, Neil Lennon will bring a 'fear factor' to Hibs. Picture: JP Licence

Hearts have taken Israeli goalkeeper Danny Amos on trial as they search for a successor to Neil Alexander.

Reports in Israel say the 29-year-old is looking to earn a move to the Tynecastle club. His former clubs include Hapoel Tel Aviv.

Rangers finalise Clinton Hill deal


Rangers completed the signing of former QPR defender Clinton Hill yesterday.

The veteran stopper - who turns 38 in October -penned a 12 month deal with the Ibrox club.

Celtic to bag £1million windfall as Victor Wanyama moves to Spurs

Celtic could receive a £1.1.million fee after Spurs moved towards completing the signing of Victor Wanyama from Southampton thanks to a sell-on clause in the £12.5million deal that took the Kenyan from Parkhead to St Mary’s three years ago. (Daily Record)

Neil Lennon set to bring a ‘fear factor’ to Hibs

Hibs striker James Keatings has warned his team-mates that new boss Neil Lennon will bring a “fear factor” to the Easter Road dressing-room because he won’t accept his side drawing matches, far less losing.

Keatings worked under Lennon as a youngster at Celtic Park and, although he believes the arrival of the former Northern Ireland internationalist is a “massive statement of intent” from the Capital club, he’s expecting a different style of management to that of Alan Stubbs. ( Evening News)

Anthony Stokes puts pen to paper on Blackburn deal

Freed Celtic striker Anthony Stokes has signed a three-year-deal with Blackburn Rovers.

Stokes, 27, spent the latter part of last season on loan at Hibernian, scoring twice in May’s Scottish Cup final victory against Rangers and left Parkhead as free-agent. (BBC)

Partick Thistle launch furious compensation claim over SPFL fixture row

The Jags have launched a compensation claim over next season’s fixture list that could cost the SPFL £360,000.
Bosses at the club claimed they face a “sporting and financial disadvantage” after landing only one home tie against Rangers and Celtic. (Sun)

Stoke City eyeing up Dundee United kid Danny Souttar

Stoke are weighing up a move for the 17-year-old United defender, Danny Souttar. It is thought they could be set to offer an initial fee of £250,000. (The Sun)

Ex Rangers defender Bert Konterman moves into management

Former Gers defender Bert Konterman is due to be appointed in his managerial role at his former Dutch club Cambuur. (Daily Record)

St Mirren edge closer to fan ownership

The Saints moved one step closer to fan ownership yesterday as their takeover bid surpassed the 1000-member target.

The fans have team up with ex club director Gordon Scott on a joint offer for majority shareholding. (Daily Record)

New Hearts signing Faycal Rherras hopes Hearts can help him seal England dream

New signing Faycal Rherras hopes his move to Hearts can act as a stepping stone to realising his long-term ambition of playing in England.
The 23-year-old, Belgian born Morrocan said: “My dream is to play in England, and I know that in Scotland the league is similar in physicality and the style of football that is played in England.

“This move is a chance for me to do well and adapt to those characteristics, and to one day achieve my dream of playing football there.” ( Evening News)

IN BRIEF

- Former Jags keeper Kenny Arthur has returned to Partick Thistle as a goalkeeper coach.

- Joey Barton took to Twitter to express his admiration for Graham Souness as the pair caught up at Euro 2016 to talk about Rangers.

- SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster described the arrival of Joey Barton and Brendan Rodger in the league as box office.

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