The Rumour Mill: Tuesday’s football news and gossip
Boly issues come and get me plea to Celtic, Fink in bid to win Rangers move and Broadfoot set for Ibrox exit.
Come and get me - Boly
Willy Boly has urged Celtic manager Neil Lennon to make a move for him before the transfer window shuts at the end of the month.
The Auxerre defender, who is valued at £3.5m, says he would be keen to speak to the Parkhead boss about a move from the recently relegated French outfit. (Sun)
Fink on trial at Rangers
German midfielder Michael Fink is on trial at Murray Park after being recommended by one of the club’s investors.
The 30-year-old is a free agent after leaving Turkish side Samsunspor at the end of last season and has previously played for VfB Stuttgart and Besiktas. (Express)
Broadfoot to leave Rangers
Ally McCoist says Kirk Broadfoot is free to leave the club despite the player wanting to stay and help the Ibrox side win promotion from Division Three.
The ex-St Mirren player is expected to leave on a free before the transfer window closes. (Sun)
Dundee United’s Russell a target
Johnny Russell is the subject of enquiries from Everton and Blackburn with Huddersfield poised to make a £2m bid for the striker should Jordan Rhodes depart.
The 22-year-old is also a target for Celtic. (Various)
Goian in pledge to return to Rangers
Dorin Goian says he will definitely be returning to Rangers when his one-year loan deal with Italian Serie B side Spezia ends.
The Romanian defender is hopeful that by then the Ibrox side will again be playing in the top flight of Scottish football. (Record)
Thomas Rogne on verge of new deal
Celtic defender Thomas Rogne says he is on the verge of agreeing a new deal with the Parkhead club with the 22-year-old expected to put pen to paper on next week.
The Norwegian’s current deal expires next summer. (Express)
League reconstruction not linked to Rangers - Ogilvie
SFA president Campbell Ogilvie says moves being proposed by the SFA, SPL and Scottish League to transform the league structure within Scotland are not being driven by a desire to propel Rangers back into top flight football as quickly as possible.
Former Rangers chairman Ogilvie said that reconstruction would be centred around teams being promoted on merit alone. (Scotsman)
Concern over Forres stadium
Safety checks will take place today between Forres Mechanics and police over whether their 1,476 capacity stadium is fit to hold their Scottish Cup tie with Rangers next month. (Scotsman)
Plans for Aberdeen’s new stadium dealt blow
Aberdeen City Council has voted down plans for a new stadium for the Dons at Loriston Loch.
The stadium, which would have also been home to Cove Rangers, was rejected on the grounds of access. (Scotsman)
• Celtic made just £1.58m from last season’s Europa League campaign following their group stage exit
• Motherwell boss Stewart McCall has been told that has limited funds available for new players
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