Cardiff increase bid for Celtic’s Victor Wanyama, Rangers free up wages budget and Dundee United in talks with Kris Boyd.
Cardiff increase Victor Wanyama bid
Cardiff have increased their £10m offer for Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama having agreed wages with the player’s agent. Southampton have already had a £12m bid accepted by the Parkhead side however the Kenyan was unable to agree personal terms. (Mail)
Rangers free Bocanegra and Goian
The Ibrox side say they have freed up £2m in wages by freeing Carlos Bocanegra and Dorin Goian and that
the money raised will go towards rebuilding Ally McCoist’s squad. Bocanegra is to join MLS side Chivas while Goian is looking for a move to England. (Sun)
Dundee United target Kris Boyd
Jackie MacNamara is in talks with former Rangers striker Kris Boyd about a move to Tannadice after his short-term deal with Kilmarnock came to an end. United are also looking to bring in Blackburn’s David Goodwillie on loan with ex-Liverpool defender Danny Wilson also on the club’s wanted list. (Sun)
Ross County deny Brittain pay-out
The Staggies have denied paying St Johnstone £40,000 in compensation so that Richie Brittain could remain at Dingwall. The Ross County captain agreed a deal with the Perth side but changed his mind citing personal reasons. (Various)
Scott Brown in fitness vow
Celtic captain Scott Brown says he is in contention for a starting spot against his side’s Champions League qualifier against Cliftonville on July 17 despite resting up for a month after suffering a groin injury. (Scotsman)
Doncaster and Longmuir in running for top SPFL job
The men in charge of the soon to be defunct SPL and SFL, Neil Doncaster and David Longmuir, will both be interviewed for the job of leader of the newly-formed SPFL.
The four divisions in the SPFL are likely to be rebranded as the Premiership, Championship, League One and League Two in the coming days when a title sponsor will also be sought. (Scotsman)
Hearts in season ticket sales boost
The Tynecastle club have sold half of the 3,000 more season books needed to ensure the club can survive into the new season.
The club, which has sold over 8,500 books, needs to hit the 10,000 mark say administrators if the £750,000 funding gap is to be met. (Scotsman)
• Hearts say they are unable to afford an assistant for Gary Locke after Edgaras Jankauskas left the club last month
John Sutton signs for Motherwell
The former Hearts striker quickly put pen to paper for the Fir Park side after being made redundant by the Tynecastle club.
Sutton rejoins Motherwell two years after leaving to join Hearts. The striker was paid off after refusing to join his teammates in taking a 50% pay cut. (Scotsman)
• A creditor’s vote on whether to accept a CVA from Dunfermline will be delayed due to a mystery consortium having to amend their bid. The vote was due to take place on July 12
• Hibs keeper Sean Murdoch is considering retiring from playing to become a referee
• Albion Rovers say their Ramsden’s Cup tie against Rangers will provide their biggest cash boost for 20 years