Rumour Mill: Rangers want Mark Wotte | Juan Delgado

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CELTIC have made an offer to Chilean side Colo Colo for their striker Juan Delgado, Rangers want to bring in Mark Wotte as technical director, and Ian Black is wanted by Preston North End.

Rangers look to hire Mark Wotte as technical director

Mark Wotte is wanted by Rangers. Picture: SNS

Mark Wotte is wanted by Rangers. Picture: SNS

Rangers are interested in bringing former Scotland performance director Mark Wotte as part of a management restructuring at the club.

The 54-year old was previously linked with a similar move under the old regime back in November, and it is understood Dave King is also keen on the Dutchman. (The Sun)

Celtic make offer for striker Juan Delgado

Celtic have made a formal offer to Chilean club Colo Colo for their highly rated striker Juan Delgado.

Juan Delgado of Chile. Picture: Getty

Juan Delgado of Chile. Picture: Getty

The 22-year old Chilean can play either up front or on the wing and has been capped twice by his country.

Colo Colo are currently mulling over Celtic’s offer. The Hoops have already made one marquee summer signing after buying defender Dedryck Boyata from Manchester City. (AS)

Aberdeen stars tip Derek McInnes to snub Rangers

Aberdeen’s Jamie Langfield and Mark Reynolds have each separately stated their opinion that manager Derek McInnes will reject any advance from Rangers for his services.

McInnes is supposedly on an Ibrox 'wish list' of potential managers. Picture: Ian Rutherford

McInnes is supposedly on an Ibrox 'wish list' of potential managers. Picture: Ian Rutherford

McInnes has lifted Aberdeen from a floundering bottom six club to a side which challenged for the Scottish Premiership title this past season.

With many of their core players contracted through next season and beyond, Reynolds and Langfield believe Aberdeen are on the cusp of something great and McInnes will want to see the project through to the end. (Daily Express/Evening Times)

Rangers board to ignore Mike Ashley loan demand

Dave King’s Rangers board have urged shareholders to boot out Mike Ashley’s demand for his £5million loan to be repaid.

Black is wanted by Preston North End. Picture: John Devlin

Black is wanted by Preston North End. Picture: John Devlin

The Ibrox outfit will hold a general meeting - the third in six months - on June 12 after Ashley called for shareholders to decide whether the club should repay the funds loaned to them by the Newcastle owner’s Sports Direct firm. (The Scotsman)

James Keatings reveals reasons behind Hibs switch

New Hibs striker James Keatings insists he had to put his future ahead of pleasing Hearts fans when deciding to sign for their cross-town rivals.

The attacker shocked football fans from both sides when he agreed a two-year deal to join Alan Stubbs’s side just days after having the final year of his Hearts contract terminated by mutual consent.

Keatings says he knew the move would prove unpopular with his former supporters, but that the chance to join Hibs was the best option available. (The Scotsman)

Celtic’s Holmbert Fridjonsson wants to remain in Norway

Joe Chalmers has signed with Motherwell. Picture: Lisa McPhillips

Joe Chalmers has signed with Motherwell. Picture: Lisa McPhillips

Young Celtic striker Holmbert Fridjonsson has stated his desire to remain in Norway after his loan spell at Brondby came to an end.

The 22-year old spent the entire 2014/15 season out on loan and the taste of first-team football has left the Icelandic hitman hungry for more.

Brondby declined to take up the option to purchase the player at the end of the loan deal and, for the meantime at least, he will return to Glasgow. (3point)

Kilmarnock sign ex-Hearts midfielder Scott Robinson

Kilmarnock manager Gary Locke has started his Rugby Park summer transformation by signing former Hearts midfielder Scott Robinson.

The 23-year-old will be reunited with his old Tynecastle boss after penning a three-year deal with the Ayrshire outfit.

Robinson made 115 appearances for the Edinburgh club and was a member of their 2012 Scottish Cup-winning team. (The Scotsman)

SPFL to review Motherwell v Rangers incidents

The SPFL have begun their dissection of the flashpoints in the SPFL Premiership Play-off Final second leg between Rangers and Motherwell.

Along with the bust-up between Bilel Mohsni and Lee Erwin, league officials will look at other incidents, such as Motherwell fans running onto the field at full-time and a flare being thrown on the pitch. (Daily Express)

Aston Villa keen on swoop for Andy Robertson

Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood’s plans to rebuild his team after their 4-0 FA Cup final defeat by Arsenal on Saturday could include Scotland defender Andrew Robertson.

The former Queen’s Park and Dundee United defender is believed to have risen to the top of Sherwood’s wanted list after a series of fine displays in his first season in English football with Hull City. (The Scotsman)

Preston linked with Rangers midfielder Ian Black

Preston North End are looking to bring Rangers midfielder Ian Black to the club.

Black is currently out of contract and is certain to leave Ibrox after an underwhelming three-year spell with the club.

The Lancashire club were promoted back to the English Championship after four seasons in League One, and have former Motherwell winger Chris Humphrey already on their books. (Daily Express)

Motherwell sign Celtic youngster Joe Chalmers

Ian Baraclough has made his first summer signing after snapping up Celtic left-back Joe Chalmers on a two-year deal.

Chalmers made his debut as an 18-year old but has played only twice for the Glasgow champions since.

He spent time out on loan at Falkirk during last season and will provide competition for places with long-term Motherwell servant Stevie Hammell. (Sky Sports)

News in brief

• Motherwell centre back Louis Laing is open to joining the club on a permanent basis this summer after his contract with Nottingham Forest expires. (Evening Times)

• Owen Coyle backed Dedryck Boyata to be a star at Celtic after working with the central defender during a loan spell the Belgian had at Bolton. (Evening Times)

• Paul Hartley says he will give attacker Phil Roberts one last chance to prove himself after the player failed to impress in his debut season. (Evening Telegraph)

• Dumbarton have made a double signing after bringing in Kevin Cawley from fellow Championship part-time side Alloa Athletic and Queen’s Park midfielder Darren Miller. (The Herald)

• Raith Rovers have bolstered their midfield with the acquisition of Alloa midfielder Ryan McCord. (Raith Rovers)

• Dundee United, Motherwell and Ross County are interested in Queen of the South defender Mark Durnan. (The Scotsman)

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