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The Rumour Mill: Thursday’s football transfer news and gossip

Highly-rated: Kenyan international Victor Wanyama. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Highly-rated: Kenyan international Victor Wanyama. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Celtic earn narrow Arbroath win, Hearts share appeal and Naismith rules out Rangers legal action.

Man Utd to sell Nani and bring in Wanyama

Manchester United are reportedly looking to sell out-of-favour winger Nani for £20m to help finance moved for Porto star James Rodriguez and Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama. (Manchester Evening News)

Celtic pay Hooper’s former club

Scunthorpe United have received £250,000 from Celtic as a result of a clause in the deal which took Gary Hooper to Celtic two years ago.

The clause was triggered following the progression of Neil Lennon’s side beyond the group stages of the Champions League, (Scunthorpe Telegraph)

Edgy Celtic earn narrow win against Arbroath

Neil Lennon’s side progressed to the last 16 of the Scottish Cup following a 1 - 0 victory over Arbroath.

Defender Adam Mathews scored his first goal for the club with the part-timers having an equaliser chopped off for a foul on Celtic keeper Fraser Forster. (Scotsman)

Hearts warn club could face crisis unless supporters buy more shares

Tynecastle director Sergjus Fedotovas has warned that Hearts could be plunged back into financial crisis unless more than the £800, 000 currently raised is added to.

The Gorgie club have made arrangements with HMRC to cover outstanding tax bills however Fedotovas warns that it still faces a £1m deficit. (Scotsman)

Naismith rules out action against Rangers

Former Rangers striker Steven Naismith says he will be joining his former team mates in suing Charles Green’s newco for unfair dismissal.

The now Everton front-man refused to transfer his contract to the new outfit. (Scotsman)

Goian set for Rangers return

Ibrox defender Dorin Goian is set to make an early return to Rangers after Serie B side Spezia confirmed that they would be cutting his loan spell short.

Goian’s spell in Italy has been controversial having been suspended following an incident where he pushed over a referee. (Herald)

IN BRIEF

• Dundee United expect to extend the Rudi Skacel’s contract beyond the end of the season

• Financially-stricken Dunfermline hope to have paid any back wages owed to players by the end of December

• Montrose are to produce 12 times the normal amount of their match programmes for their clash with Rangers on Saturday

 

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