CELTIC sign Jozo Simunovic for £5.5 million and consider last minute dash for Steven Fletcher; Hibs make last-ditch attempt to sign Stevie May from Sheffield Wednesday, plus more news and gossip in Monday’s Rumour Mill
Celtic sign Jozo Simunovic for £5.5 million
CELTIC look set to conclude their transfer business ahead of deadline day by signing Croatian defender Jozo Simunovic for £5.5 million.
Parkhead bosses have reportedly finalised the move for Simunovic, which could see the Dinamo Zagreb star arrive in Glasgow today.
Celtic apparently started to target the 21-year-old before the Champions League play-off against Malmö as the Dutchman Virgil van Dijk’s position at the club became clear. (Scottish Sun)
Celtic eye late deal for Steven Fletcher
CELTIC are trying to push through a late deal for Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher as the transfer deadline day creeps closer.
It’s being hinted that any move for the Scotland star would likely to a loan initially.
A potential move north of the border was been widely tipped after the 28-year-old fell out of favour with the Dick Advocaat regime at the Stadium of Light. (Daily Mail)
Hibs make late offer for Stevie May
HIBERNIAN will make a last-ditch attempt to sign Sheffield Wednesday’s Stevie May today, according to reports.
Easter Road bosses are in talks to secure May on loan, should his move to Nottingham Forrest fall through. (Scottish Sun)
Celtic wait for Wanyama windfall
CELTIC will have to wait for 24 hours to find out if they will receive a £2 million windfall from former Bhoys star Victor Wanyama.
The Hoops have a 10 per cent sell-on clause for the former midfielder who left Celtic Park for Southampton two years ago.
Celtic could reap at least £2 million if the Kenyan’s £20 million transfer to Spurs goes through before the transfer window closes. (Evening Times)
Hearts will appeal Callum Paterson red card
HEARTS have hinted they will appeal the red card shown to Callum Paterson during the side’s 3-2 defeat to Hamilton.
Hearts were leading 2-1 when Paterson was sent off for a challenge on Accies midfielder Darian Mackinnon.
Manager Robbie Neilson has said the decision was wrong. (BBC Sport)
- Neilson could be facing an Scottish FA probe following the verbal tirade he launched at referee Willie Collum. Compliance officer Tony McGlennan will review comments made following the game and could take action against the Hearts boss if they have a case against him. (The Scotsman)
NEWS IN BRIEF
• Malmö look set to use their Champions League windfall to buy the remaining ownership rights to Swedbank Stadion. (Daily Record)
• The SFA is on the verge of a new £1 million sponsorship deal with Tennent’s. (Various)
• Former Scotland striker Graham Leggat has died aged 81. (BBC Sport)
• Former Celtic winger Mubarak Wakaso is set to sign for La Liga outfit Las Palmas. (Insidefutbol.com)