Celtic could return for Iceland striker Sigthorsson, Wolves linked with Jason Cummings and SFA to probe Celtic supporters’ behaviour at Stranraer
Celtic in for Sigthorsson
CELTIC could make a move for Iceland striker Kolbeinn Sigthorsson, who is struggling to settle at Ligue 1 side Nantes.
The Hoops were linked with the 25-year-old during Neil Lennon’s tenure, but the ex-HK forward move to France from Ajax for around €3.5 million.
However, he has scored just two goals in 15 appearances and could be allowed to leave Nantes in this window for around £2.5 million. (Various)
Fletcher an option for Hoops
CELTIC could also offer Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher a pre-contract deal, with the ex-Hibs striker’s deal at the Stadium of Light up this summer.
Flecher has been in and out of the Black Cats starting XI and has been linked with Celtic in the past. (Shields Gazette)
Wolves linked with Cummings
WOLVES are reportedly keen on Hibernian striker Jason Cummings, as the Molineux side look to replace hitman Benik Afobe, who joined Bournemouth for more than £8 million.
The Championship side have had Cummings watched before but are yet to make any offers for the Scotland Under-21 international. (Sky Sports)
Windass laughs off Cetlic ‘dream’ tweet
JOSH Windass has set the record straight on a tweet purporting to have been sent from the Accrington Stanley midfielder’s account. Windass is due to join Rangers in the summer.
Windass tweeted: “Just been made aware of this, someone has way too much time on their hands. This is fake” in response to a tweet reading: “Watching this and thinking Imagine pulling on a Celtic jersey, playing for them and getting paid for it... What a f*****g dream.” (InsideFutbol)
SFA to probe Celtic fans behaviour at Stranraer
THE SFA’s compliance officer Tony McGlennan is to examine reports of alleged offensive singing and the use of flares and fireworks by Celtic fans at the Scottish Cup tie against Stranraer.
The kick-off was delayed after travelling fans lit flares and smoke bombs.
Hoops boss Ronny Deila condemned the fans’ actions after the match. (Various)
Stokes wants Hibs move
ANTHONY Stokes reportedly wants to join Hibernian on loan, despite interest from Inverness Caledonian Thistle.
Stokes, who had a spell at Easter Road under John Hughes, is expected to leave Celtic on loan this window, with a number of clubs keen on landing the Irish striker.
But the former Arsenal youngster is believed to favour a move east and is excited at the prospect of working with Alan Stubbs. (Scottish Sun)
Rangers eye Matty Stevens
RANGERS have been linked with Barnet teenager Matty Stevens, as Mark Warburton looks to bolster his squad.
The 17-year-old, who had spells with Farnborough and Reading before joining the Bees, is on the fringes of the first-team squad and has been the subject of failed bids from Swansea. (Get West London)
O’Halloran to Ibrox?
RANGERS have also been linked with a move for St Johnstone forward Michael O’Halloran, having had the former Celtic youngster watched.
The Ibrox club have been linked with O’Halloran before, and Frank McParland reportedly watched the 25-year-old in action for St Johnstone against Kilmarnock in the cup. (Scottish Sun)
Deila slams smoke bomb fans
CELTIC manager Ronny Deila has condemned fans who let off flares and fireworks at the Scottish Cup tie against Stranraer at Stair Park.
Pyrotechnics were thrown onto the pitch from the west terrace as stewards and police attempted to maintain order.
Deila said: “We don’t want this. It’s something that is making a bad reputation for the club. So this is absolutely something we need to get stopped. It is not positive for anybody and we, as a club, don’t want to have anything to do with this.” (The Scotsman)
Sporting Lisbon stick £1m loan fee on Carlos Mane
CELTIC target Carlos Mane could cost £1 million just to loan, after Sporting Lisbon took steps to cash in on the Portugal Under-21 wide man.
Bournemouth, Monaco, Marseille and Legia Warsaw are all interested in a loan deal for the 21-year-old but Sporting’s asking price could put off some suitors. (The Scottish Sun)
Plymouth keen on Forster
PLYMOUTH are leading the chase to sign Hibs defender Jordon Forster on loan, but could face competition from a host of other clubs.
Fellow League 2 side York City are also keeping tabs on the 22-year-old while St Mirren, Kilmarnock and Dundee United have also been linked with the defender. (Various)
Reds recall Dons ‘keeper
ABERDEEN have been dealt a blow after Liverpool recalled on-loan goalkeeper Danny Ward.
The Anfield youngster has been in impressive form for the Dons in more than 20 appearances, but has been recalled by Jurgen Klopp.
The Dons can call on back-up goalie Scott Brown, but third-choice ‘keeper Danny Rogers is currently on loan at Falkirk. (Various)
You’re cheating, Hearts: McInnes slams cup opponents
DEREK McInnes has hit out at Hearts after Aberdeen exited the Scottish Cup at Tynecastle.
The Dons boss took issue with how Alim Ozturk had behaved in the dying minutes of the cup clash.
An enraged McInnes said: “There is nothing wrong with Ozturk when the cross comes in. Jordan McGhee gets the foul and Ozturk is fine. Then all of a sudden he’s gone from the front post area to the edge of the box before going down.” (Daily Record)
Waghorn hits goals milestone
RANGERS striker Martyn Waghorn hit a hat-trick as the Ibrox club demolished Cowdenbeath in the Scottish Cup, becoming the first player in the UK to hit 25 goals this season.
The ex-Wigan striker overtook Peterhead’s Rory McAllister - and is now targeting 40 goals for the season. (Various)
NEWS IN BRIEF
• Toumani Diagouraga has handed Rangers a boost by expressing his desire to link up again with Mark Warburton
• Celtic fans have uncovered a tweet from soon-to-be Rangers player Josh Windass expressing his desire to play in the Champions League at Celtic Park
• Darren McGregor says he is going to frame the shirt he was wearing when he scored Hibernian’s 1,000th Scottish Cup goal
• Adam Eckersley is set to leave Hibs without kicking a ball after failing to reach full fitness