Craotian star Ivan Mocinic linked with £2.5m move to Celtic; Rangers eye Wolves winger Mekhi Leacock-McLeod and Celtic rejected Everton and Ireland defender Seamus Coleman, according to a former scout.
Gers eye January swoop for Wolves winger
RANGERS are plotting a January move for Wolves winger Mekhi Leacock-McLeod, after the 19-year-old played and scored in an Under-20s bounce game against Airdrie.
Able to play on either wing or behind the main striker, Leacock-McLeod would likely sign on at Ibrox as an academy player.
He came up through the ranks with Fulham, making 16 league appearances for the Craven Cottage side at youth levels. (The Sun)
Deila plots Mocinic swoop
RONNY Deila is lining up another Croatian raid, with Rijeka midfielder Ivan Mocinic the latest player to be linked with a move to Celtic.
The 22-year-old, who has made more than 120 appearances for the Croatian outfit, was in line to play at the 2014 World Cup until injury forced him to pull out.
Happy playing anywhere in midfield, Mocinic excels in the holding role, where the Hoops are seeking cover for Nir Bitton and Scott Brown. (Daily Mail)
Hoops ‘turned down Seamus Coleman’
CELTIC apparently turned down the chance to sign Everton and Ireland defender Seamus Coleman, an ex-scout has claimed.
Micky Doherty, who alerted Everton to the marauding full-back, revealed that Burnley and Celtic had both ‘turned their noses up’ at the player.
Coleman, then with Sligo Rovers, signed for Everton for a bargain £60,000. He is set to make his 200th appearance for the Toffees this week. (Liverpool Echo)
Rangers ban beards from Murray Park
HEAD of Rangers’ academy Craig Mulholland has revealed that all youth players at the club must be clean shaven when they report for training.
Mulholland said: “Traditionally, Rangers players were always clean shaven. So in the academy, all the players have to be clean shaven in the morning.” (The Scotsman)
No Hibs return for Derek Riordan
ALAN Stubbs has ruled out the possibility of Derek Riordan signing for Hibernian for a third time.
The striker has been training with the Easter Road side in recent weeks as bids to keep fit while looking for a new club. (The Scotsman)
Charles Green appeals Rangers legal fees decision
LAWYERS acting for former Rangers boss Charles Green are appealing a legal decision which allows the club to not pay the businessman’s legal bills.
The businessman’s legal team believe judge Lord Doherty acted incorrectly when he ruled last month that the Ibrox club aren’t legally obliged to pay his costs.
Ciftci keen on Griffiths partnership
NADIR Ciftci says he is the man to strike up a double-act with Leigh Griffiths.
The Turkish striker is desperate for the chance to maintain his momentum at Parkhead now he’s found his scoring touch. (Daily Record)
NEWS IN BRIEF
• John Sutton is happy to return to St Mirren on loan - if the new Buddies boss wants the striker’s services
• Ross County chairman Roy MacGregor is keen to see Hibs and Rangers back in the Scottish Premiership - but not through league reconstruction
• James McArthur has played down talk linking him with a move to Arsenal in the January transfer window