NEIL Lennon will hold Celtic contract talks, a Borussia Dortmund star is keen on the Scottish champions, and the build-up continues to the Edinburgh derby, plus more in Saturday’s Rumour Mill
Lennon to hold contract talks
NEIL Lennon is set to hold talks on his Celtic contract in the coming weeks.
Lennon, who has a one-year rolling contract at Celtic Park, said: “We talk about the contract situation every year. I’ll be meeting Peter (Lawwell) and (Dermot) Desmond.
“Things now suit both parties – it has done throughout the last four years – but we’ll sit down when the time comes in the next few weeks.” (Record)
Grosskreutz ‘would like to sign for Celtic’
BORUSSIA Dortmund winger Kevin Grosskreutz has reportedly revealed that he would like to play for Celtic in the future.
The German midfielder is a key man in the Champions League runners-up, but has revealed that the Premiership champions would be at the top of his wishlist if he were to ever leave Dortmund.
Grosskreutz said: “When I was in Glasgow a while ago, I went into a Celtic pub. The people started singing my name. I will never forget that. There is a connection between Celtic and Dortmund supporters.” (Sun)
Butcher focussed on Hibs win - not Hearts drop
TERRY Butcher has called on his Hibs side to ignore the hype around Hearts’ impending relegation ahead of the Edinburgh derby.
Butcher said: “All the talk was about Hearts going down, about us relegating them. That’s rivalry, that’s what it’s all about. That’s great.
“But most of the time you try to distance yourself. You really have to concentrate on playing the game how you want it to go. We haven’t even talked about the relegation factor.”
Celtic boss hopes for Rio trip to spy targets
CELTIC manager Neil Lennon is keen to travel to Brazil in search of new transfer targets at the 2014 World Cup.
Lennon said: “With the league now won, that’s something I can get on my bike about, looking at potential targets.
“Financially, we are quite healthy. But we just have to be careful. There is no question the World Cup may prove to be to our advantage.” (Evening Times)
Rangers’ Lewis MacLeod in heart scare
THE career of Rangers midfielder Lewis MacLeod has been thrown into question after club medics discovered the teenager was suffering from a mystery heart ailment.
Manager Ally McCoist said: “It’s a major concern to everyone at Rangers and all our thoughts are with Lewis right now.
“He is not just a fantastic player, he is a great kid as well.” (Sun)
Scotsman teams up with BT Sport
We’ve teamed up with BT Sport to bring you exclusive online video from some of the game’s top pundits
A line-up of BT Sport’s pundits will handle your questions after each BT Sport game. The team includes Darrell Currie, Derek Rae and Gary McAllister.