The Rumour Mill: Monday’s football transfer news and gossip
Premiership interest in Celtic’s Emilio Izaguirre, Swansea eye Mackay-Steven and Rangers in debt pledge.
Norwich in bid for Izaguirre
Norwich City have launched a £5m bid to buy Celtic defender Emilio Izaguirre with striker 24-year-old striker James Vaughan understood to be included in the deal. (Sun)
Swansea set to renew Mackay-Steven bid
Swansea are set to renew their interest in Dundee United winger Gary Mackay-Steven with Dynamo Moscow also interested in the Scotland Under-21 star. (Sun)
Rangers have paid debt - Green
Charles Green said there is no truth in claims that Rangers are signing players without having paid money owed to other clubs when they went into liquidation.
The Ibrox chief executive said that they had previously paid back Dunfermline and had now paid money owed to Celtic, Hearts and Dundee United. (Record)
Not spending has saved Celtic - Strachan
Former Celtic manager Gordon Strachan says the refusal of Peter Lawwell to bow to spending pressure has saved the club from falling into financial difficulty like their rivals Rangers. (Record)
Fenlon hopes derby performance will bring crowds back to Easter Road
Hibs boss Pat Fenlon is hopeful the resilience shown by his side in earning a 1 - 1 draw with Hearts will encourage more fans back to matches.
The attendance at yesterday’s match was 4,000 down on the number of fans normally expected to turn out for this fixture. (Scotsman)
Hibs captain calls for action against Templeton
James McPake says Hearts’ David Templeton should be punished retrospectively by the SFA for lashing out at him.
Templeton appeared to kick out at McPake following a tackle by the defender. (Express)
Black earns Scotland call-up
Rangers midfielder Ian Black has been called into the squad that will take on Australia at Easter Road in a friendly on Wednesday night.
Black and Leeds United striker Ross McCormack have been called up following four withdrawls.
James Forrest, Jamie Mackie and Phil Bardsley are out injured.
Graham Dorrans pulled out to be with his young daughter who is sick in hospital. (Scotsman)
McGeouch to undergo surgery for broken jaw
Celtic winger Dylan McGeouch will undergo surgery for a broken jaw this morning after being given the all clear to fly home from America.
The 19-year-old suffered the injury during his side’s 2 - 0 loss Real Madrid in Philadelphia.
He is expected to be out of action for six weeks. (Various)
Ross County look to continue run against Celtic
Ross County defender Grant Munro sees no reason why the Highland side cannot extend their unbeaten run to 37 matches when they take on Celtic in Dingwall this Saturday.
County suffered their last defeat when they lost 5 - 1 to First Division Hamilton back in August. (Press and Journal)
McCoist slams Rangers defence
Rangers manager Ally McCoist pinned the blame for his side’s 2 - 2 draw with Peterhead.
The Ibrox side clinched a last gasp equaliser with McCoist adding after the match that he had told his players to expect
every match to be a tough encounter. (Press and Journal)
• Celtic’s Champions League opponents Helsingborgs defeated Kalmar by seven goals at the weekend
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