Brendan Rodgers is targeting Liverpool defender Andre Wisdom; Conor Sammon inks a deal with Hearts; Stuart McCall says he is ready for a return to management; plus more news and gossip in Sunday’s Rumour Mill
Brendan Rodgers targets Andre Wisdom
New Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers is reportedly eyeing a bid for Liverpool defender Andre Wisdom.
The 23-year-old could become the manager’s first signing in a £3 million deal to bring the youngster to Celtic Park.
It comes after a move for Joe Gomez was reportedly snubbed by Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp. (Scottish Sun on Sunday)
Conor Sammon signs with Hearts
Hearts have pipped Aberdeen to the post to land Irish striker Conor Sammon.
The 29-year-old has agreed a three-year deal with the Edinburgh side after he was given a free transfer by Derby County. (Scottish Sun on Sunday)
Stuart McCall ready for return to the dugout
Stuart McCall is determined to get back into management - but only at the right club.
While he may have missed out on being the new Hibs manager to frontrunners Neil Lennon and Malky Mackay, he has insisted a return to full-time football would only be to a well-supported club capable of winning silverware. (Sunday Herald)
‘Easter Road ideal place for Neil Lennon’
Celtic legend Murdo MacLeod believes Hibs would be the best place for Neil Lennon.
The former Celtic and Bolton Wanderers boss has held talks with Easter Road executives to succeed Alan Stubbs. (Scottish Sun on Sunday)
Steven Fletcher ‘flattered’ by Celtic link
Striker Steven Fletcher has admitted he is ‘flattered’ by being linked to Celtic - seven years after the club bauked at the £3 million price tag to steal him away from Hibernian.
The 29-year-old Scotland international is a free agent this summer after ending his four-year spell at Sunderland.
“I honestly don’t know. I’d love to sit and tell you where I was going because it would be better for me. I’ve not had much contact with anyone yet.” (Scotland on Sunday)
Ally McCoist makes frank admission on Rangers job
Former Rangers boss Ally McCoist has admitted that his tenure as manager was ‘a dream job at the worst time’.
McCoist took over in 2011 and steered the club through its 2012 financial meltdown, eventually resigning in 2014.
He told The Herald: “I’m pretty philosophical when I look back. It was the dream job at probably the wrong time.” (HITC)
NEWS IN BRIEF:
• Ronny Deila has taken his first job since leaving Celtic, as a Euro 2016 pundit for Norwegian TV station TV2. (Scottish Sun on Sunday)
• Rangers are on course to break their record for the number of season ticket sales after 30,000 fans opted to renew by Friday’s deadline. (Mail on Sunday)
• Scotland midfielder Graham Dorrans is being lined up to be Roberto Di Matteo’s first signing as Aston Villa manager. (The People)
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