6 EPL clubs to battle it out for Odsonne Edouard, Rangers target to be given chance at EPL side, Celtic star's agent reveals importance of Champions League, Hearts receive bid for Aaron Hickey - Scottish Premiership Rumour Mill

Friday’s Scottish football news and gossip

Odsonne Edouard will meet with his representatives after Celtic's exit from the Champions League. Picture: SNS
Odsonne Edouard will meet with his representatives after Celtic's exit from the Champions League. Picture: SNS

Champions League ‘not crucial’ for Edouard

Odsonne Edouard’s agent insists Champions League football is “not crucial” to the Frenchman staying at Celtic. However, he did admit it was an “important” factor as the player is set to speak to his representatives after Wednesday night’s loss. (Daily Record)

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Six EPL sides eye Edouard

Celtic are braced for a six-club bidding war for Odsonne Edouard with Leicester City, Everton, Aston Villa, Newcastle United, Crystal Palace and Leeds United all very keen on landing the French forward. (Scottish Sun)

Turnbull set for Celtic bow

David Turnbull has declared himself fit and ready to make his Celtic debut against his former club Motherwell on Sunday after finally completing his £3 million transfer to the Scottish champions. (The Scotsman)

Rangers target given chance to sign

Rangers target Jacob Murphy has been told he will be given a chance to force his way into the Newcastle United first-team this season. The winger is in the final year of his deal and has attracted attention from Ibrox, but Steve Bruce says he will give the 24-year-old the opportunity to impress. (Evening Times)

Bologna make Hickey offer

Hearts have received a formal transfer offer from Bologna for teenage defender Aaron Hickey which is worth £1.3million. The bid was submitted on Tuesday and officials at Tynecastle Park are now negotiating with their Italian counterparts. (Evening News)

Hearts change wage structure

Hearts are changing their wage structure by incentivising more player contracts rather than paying large basic salaries. Ann Budge, the club owner, admitted she learned lessons last season and will not allow the first-team squad to become enlarged with so many high-earners. (Evening News)

Hearts sign Frear

Hearts have completed their fourth summer signing with the capture of English winger Elliott Frear on a one-year contract. (Evening News)

McInnes calls for leniency

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes has called on the SFA to show leniency as eight of his players face Hampden hearings today over their breach of lockdown protocol saw the postponement of three Dons games. If found guilty the players could each be banned for up to eight games. (Scottish Sun)

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