Rumour Mill: Celtic eye Joe Bryan | Old Firm gap ‘should be bigger’ | Celtic to reject Linfield tickets

Celtic are considering a bid for Bristol City’s Joe Bryan, the Parkhead club are set to reject their ticket allocation for the Champions League clash with Linfield, and Rangers chairman Dave King believes the gap between the Glasgow rivals should be bigger.

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Brendan Rodgers led Celtic to a domestic treble last season but Dave King claims the Parkhead side failed to take advantage of Rangers' four-year absence from the top flight. Picture: John Devlin

Dave King: Celtic didn’t take advantage of Rangers’ absence

Dave King has claimed Celtic failed to take full advantage of Rangers’ four-year absence from the top flight of Scottish football.

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Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha and Celtic counterpart Brendan Rodgers before last season's match at Ibrox which Celtic won 5-1. Picture: Alan Harvey/SNS

Dave King: Old Firm rout will be making of Pedro Caixinha

It was the match which re-wrote the Old Firm record books. Celtic ruthlessly exposed the gulf between themselves and Rangers in a season of unprecedented domestic dominance enjoyed by Brendan Rodgers and 
his players.

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Linfield manager David Healy and his players will face Celtic if they win their first qualifying round clash. Picture: SNS

Linfield and Celtic clash expected to take place on 14 July

It looks increasingly likely that Linfield will play Celtic in Belfast on Friday 14 July if the Blues overcome La Fiorita of San Marino in the first Champions League qualifying round.

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Phil O'Donnell.

Celtic hero Phil O’Donnell’s daughter leads charity walk

A FUNDRAISING trek along the West Highland Way in tribute to the former Celtic and Motherwell player has been led by his daughter, Megan.

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Rangers are looking to bring Graham Dorrans to Ibrox. Picture: Getty

Rumour Mill: Rangers make third Graham Dorrans bid | Hearts want Kyle Lafferty | Alan Archibald to Oxford?

Rangers have made a third bid for Norwich City midfielder Graham Dorrans, Hearts are interested in signing Kyle Lafferty, and Alan Archibald has emerged as a contender for the manager’s job at Oxford United.

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Celtic's Scott Sinclair and Lisbon Lion John Clark make the announcement that the Lions Legacy has raised �2 million for the Celtic Foundation. Picture: Alan Harvey/SNS

Scott Sinclair: We trust Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic signings

Scott Sinclair has urged Celtic supporters to set aside any misgivings about the recruitment of Jonny Hayes and give their unequivocal backing to Brendan Rodgers’ judgment in the transfer market.

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Scott Sinclair believes Celtic have what it takes to go undefeated again. Picture: John Devlin

Celtic eyeing another unbeaten season - Scott Sinclair

Celtic forward Scott Sinclair has set his sights on another unbeaten season.

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Celtic are interested in Chelsea's England Under-21 striker Tammy Abraham. Picture: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Rumour Mill: Celtic keen on Chelsea kid Tammy Abraham | Linfield want Thursday switch | Shaun Maloney to snub Dons

Celtic join race for England U21 striker, Linfield are keen to move their Champions League qualifier with the Parkhead side and Shaun Maloney looks poised to turn down the chance to sign for Aberdeen.

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Ex-Manchester United goalkeeper Roy Carroll currently plays for Linfield. Picture: SNS

Five things Celtic fans should know about Linfield

Barring a first-round upset, Celtic will meet Linfield in the second qualifying round of the Champions League. Here’s everything you need to know about the Northern Irish champions...

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Jonny Hayes dons his new Celtic strip outside Parkhead.

Jonny Hayes on what it’s like to work with Brendan Rodgers

It is little wonder that Jonny Hayes has felt “overwhelmed” since finalising his £1.3 million switch from Aberdeen the other day. At 29 years and 11 months, the winger thought such a major move had passed him by.

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PSV defender Joshua Brenet is a target of Celtic. Picture: Getty

Rumour Mill: Celtic eye Joshua Brenet | Hearts keen on Newcastle striker | Rangers register Pena and Herrera

Celtic are one of six clubs monitoring Dutch international Joshua Brenet, Hearts are interested in signing Newcastle striker Tom Heardman on a season-long loan, and Mexican pair Carlos Pena and Eduardo Herrera will be available for Rangers’ Europa League opener after the pair were registered with Uefa.

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Roy McGivern: We had ruled out 12 July for obvious reasons, purely from a practical point of view.

Celtic avoid July 12 Champions League clash with Linfield

Celtic’s likely Champions League opener against Linfield in Belfast will not be played on 12 July after early discussions involving the two clubs, Uefa and the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI).

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Linfield's home ground of Windsor Park. Picture: SNS

Linfield v Celtic will not take place on 12 July - reports

Should Linfield make their way past La Fiorita and set-up a second qualifying clash with Celtic, the match will not take place on 12 July, according to reports.

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Celtic are looking to get back to the Champions League group stages once again. Picture: John Devlin

Celtic to face Linfield or La Fiorita in Champions League

Celtic will face either Northern Irish champions Linfield or Sanmarinese side La Fiorita in the second qualifying round of the Champions League.

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Xavi, left, squaring off against Celtic in 2004. Picture: Neil Hanna

Xavi: Celtic shouldn’t face Champions League qualifiers

Barcelona legend Xavi believes a club of Celtic’s size should gain automatic entry into the Champions League group stages.

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Stevie May, right, is wanted by Aberdeen. Picture: John Devlin

Rumour Mill: Aberdeen want Stevie May | up to 14 could leave Rangers | scouts watch Kieran Tierney

Aberdeen are ready to make an offer for ex-St Johnstone striker Stevie May, Pedro Caixinha has revealed up to 14 players could leave Rangers this summer, and Manchester United sent three scouts to watch Scotland-England.

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Celtic fans will hope for more moments like this, as Patrick Roberts, left, and Stuart Armstrong celebrate the wingers goal  away to Manchester City last season. Picture: SNS

Champions League progress ‘could secure Celtic’s ten in a row’

The draw for the first two qualifying rounds for the Champions League takes place in Nyon today. Scotland’s representatives, Celtic, will enter in the second round and their prospects of advancing to the third round have been greatly enhanced by the fact that their qualification for last season’s group stages has improved their co-efficient, so they are now seeded.

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Celtic's Brendan Rodgers made his debut as manager in Gibraltar. Picture John Devlin

Celtic v Linfield on 12th of July would be tie best avoided

There is one Champions League second-round qualifying tie that Celtic, the club rather than the team, will hope to avoid in tomorrow’s draw in Nyon.

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Lens defender Jean-Kevin Duverne, right, is said to be a target of Celtic. Picture: AFP/Getty

Rumour Mill: Celtic deny £4.8m Duverne move | United consider Tierney offer | Everton to break record for Dembele

Celtic have denied making an approach for Lens defender Jean-Kevin Duverne, Manchester United are considering a £15million offer for Kieran Tierney, and Everton are set to break their transfer record to sign Moussa Dembele.

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