Rumour Mill: Four clubs in for Celtic’s Bitton | Stubbs backs Hibs players | Souness expects Warburton to remain at Ibrox

Nir Bitton (left) is reportedly subject of interest from several English clubs. Picture: Ian Georgeson/JP resell

Nir Bitton (left) is reportedly subject of interest from several English clubs. Picture: Ian Georgeson/JP resell

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Celtic could face a battle to keep one of their star players in the summer, while Alan Stubbs insists he still has faith in his Hibs squad despite a recent terrible run of results.

Four way battle for Bitton

Nir Bitton’s agent has claimed Celtic have four offers on the table from English clubs keen to sign the Israeli star.

Bitton is expected to play a key role in Sunday’s Old Firm Scottish Cup semi-final.

The midfielder recently signed a contract extension to keep him at Parkhead until 2020. (Scottish Sun)

Souness: I expect Warburton to remain at Ibrox

Graeme Souness insists Mark Warburton will not jump ship having steered Rangers back to the top flight.

The Ibrox legend has been impressed by the Light Blues boss and expects him to be a man in demand this summer.

But Souness doesn’t think Warburton will take the first gig that comes up - even if it’s the English Prmier League. (Daily Record)

Fraser Fyvie tips Hibs to bounce back against Falkirk

Fraser Fyvie believes he and his team-mates will rise to the occasion tonight as they go head-to-head with Falkirk in the race for second place in the Championship table.

Hibs have slipped off the pace in recent weeks, dropping six points behind Peter Houston’s side following their shock defeat by relegated Alloa Athletic at the weekend. (Scotsman)

McIntyre looks to strengthen County

Ross County manager Jim McIntyre is confident a top-six Premiership finish will make it easier to attract better players to Dingwall this summer.

The Staggies, who won the League Cup final at Hampden last month, secured a place in the top-half of the table finish by beating Partick Thistle 1-0 on Saturday. (Press & Journal)

Celtic could never have sold stars if Rangers had been in top tier

Graeme Souness believes Celtic would have been forced to hang on to star players like Fraser Forster and Virgil van Dijk if Rangers had remained in the top flight.

He added those who celebrated the Ibrox club’s demise had a “parochial” view. (Daily Mail)

READ MORE: Graeme Souness: My Rangers EBT was for scouting players

Aberdeen board must back McInnes in transfer market

Willie Miller yesterday called on Aberdeen’s board to back Derek McInnes in the transfer market.

The Dons saw their chances of lifting the Premiership title virtually dissapear with their defeat to Hearts followed by a Celtic win at Motherwell leaving them eight points adrift.

Miller believes the Hoops’ squad depth means Aberdeen to invest heavily in the summer. (Scottish Sun)

Stubbs: Bad run has not altered my belief in team

Alan Stubbs has insisted taking second place in the Championship remains firmly in his players’ hands.

Falkirk are six points ahead of Hibs – having played two games more – as they go head-to-head at Easter Road tonight.

Stubbs insisted all wouldn’t be lost if the capital club were to fail in their pursuit of Peter Houston’s side. (Evening News)

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