'Bidding war' demand over Celtic and Rangers target, Rangers make approach for midfielder, Scottish clubs on alert to availability of ex-Hearts man - Scottish Premiership Rumour Mill

Friday’s Scottish football news and gossip

Peterborough striker Ivan Toney. Picture: Getty
Peterborough striker Ivan Toney. Picture: Getty

Warning over Old Firm target

Peterborough chairman Barry Fry has warned clubs they must make a generous offer to land Celtic and Rangers target Ivan Toney. New York Red Bulls had a £4million bid for the striker knocked back. (Daily Record)

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Rangers make approach

Rangers have made an approach for Amiens midfielder Bongani Zungu after the South African international stated his desire to leave. It’s thought a bid of around $2-3million could secure services of the player. (Get French Football News)

Clarke request to SPFL

Scotland manager Steve Clarke has asked for two weekends of the Scottish Premiership campaign to be axed in order to help the country qualify for the Euro finals. (Scottish Sun)

Celtic signing working hard

Patryk Klimala struggled to make much of an impression before the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown in March but Celtic’s Polish striker has been working hard during lockdown and looks determined to establish himself in the new season. (The Scotsman)

Alnwick not out to prove to Rangers

An inability to dislodge Allan McGregor at Rangers hasn’t left Jak Alnwick feeling he will have anything to prove to the supporters of the Ibrox club when they see him with new club St Mirren. (The Scotsman)

Dempster on Gordon relationship

Hibs chief executive Leeann Dempster says she is pulling in same direction as owner Ron Gordon. (The Scotsman)

Hibs duo return

Hibs have received a pre-season boost with the news that Ryan Porteous and Stevie Mallan have returned to full training. (Evening News)

Goodwin’s training plea

St Mirren boss Jim Goodwin has called on the Scottish football authorities to immediately lift the restrictions which prevent Premiership clubs putting their squads through full contact training. (The Scotsman)

Clubs on alert after Old Trafford release

Manchester United have released former Hearts loanee Demetri Mitchell and Edinburgh-born Ethan Hamilton ahead of the new season. (Evening News)

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