Burnley linked with Celtic target, Clarke backs Robertson, Morelos latest, Hibs contract offer - SPFL Rumour Mill

With summer fast approaching the rumour mill is going into overdrive as players and managers continue to be linked with new clubs.

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The future of Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard has been up in the air for quite some time but reports this morning suggest Leicester City could be leading the race for the Frenchman despite rumoured interest from AC Milan and Juventus.

Elsewhere Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos insists the club is desperate to add the Scottish Cup to their league trophy; Hibs look to tie down a key player on a longer deal, and Steve Clarke backs Scotland captain Andy Robertson.

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Edouard on AC Milan shortlist

Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard is reportedly on a list of five strikers AC Milan are keen on but the Rossoneri are likely to turn their attentions elsewere, expecting plenty of interest in the Frenchman that they are unable to compete with. (Various)

Morelos wants more success

Ranger striker Alfredo Morelos wants to add more silverware to the league trophy. The Colombian striker told RangersTV: "Even though we are already champions, we now have the same desire and belief to win the Scottish Cup, and we are excited to get back to playing." (RangersTV)

Hibs working on Irvine offer

Hibs manager Jack Ross says the club are in the process of putting together a contract offer that they hope will entice Jackson Irvine to sign on beyond this season. (Evening News)

Clarke backs Robbo

Scotland manager Steve Clarke has issued a stiff defence of skipper Andy Robertson after being angered by criticism of the skipper’s performances for Scotland. (The Scotsman)

Celtic hero sends message to Edouard

Former Celtic player Lubo Moravcik has warned Odsonne Edouard that he faces a battle for paces if he makes the move to England.

Moravcik said: "If he leaves Celtic to go to the English Premier League or another club who have a lot of resources, he will face more competition to play every week.

"At 23, he is at the stage of his career where he needs now to be playing every week.” (The Herald)

Foxes in pole position for Eddy

Leicester are believed to be the frontrunners for Odsonne Edouard's signature, despite reported interest in the Celtic striker from Juventus. (JuveFC)

Ex-Ibrox star: Why fans should trust summer recruitment

Former Rangers defender Alan Hutton believes fans should have faith in the club's summer recruitment plans. He said: "They’ve done enough over the previous years for us to trust in them. If they’ve been scouting a player, they’ve been meticulous in everything that they do; watching games, watching footage, what kind of character he is." (The Scotsman)

Palace eye Celtic target

Reported Celtic managerial target Chris Wilder will be Burnley’s No 1 choice replacement should Sean Dyche move to Crystal Palace this year. Dyche is the Premier League’s longest-serving boss, having joined the Clarets in October 2012 but he is understood to be on the Eagles' radar with current boss Roy Hodgson out of contract in the summer. (The Sun)

Clarke wary of Faroes threat

Steve Clarke has insisted he is wary of the threat posed by the Faroe Islands. Speaking this week he said: If you are not sure about the Faroes then watch the first 30 minutes of their match against Austria at the weekend." (The Scotsman)

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