Celtic accused of 'messing around' signing target, international defender prefers Parkhead switch over EPL clubs, Rangers boss issues hands-off warning for star player - Scottish Premiership Rumour Mill

Saturday’s Scottish football news and gossip

Steven Fletcher was linked with a move to Celtic: Picture: SNS

Duffy keen on Celtic move

Shane Duffy is said to be keen on a move to Celtic despite interest from West Ham, West Brom and Burnley. The Brighton defender is available on a loan deal, though Celtic will still have to pay £2million to make the temporary transfer happen. (Daily Mail)

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Celtic ‘messed Fletcher around’

Steven Fletcher chose Stoke City over a possible move to Celtic because he was “messed around” by the Parkhead club, according to former Hibs team-mate Tam McManus. (Scottish Sun)

Gerrard: Barisic not for sale

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has issued a hands-off warning over defender Borna Barisic. The left-back has started the campaign in excellent form and Gerrard makes it clear he will not be prepared to see him go this summer. (Scottish Sun)

Rangers hero dies

Former Rangers and Motherwell defender Tom Forsyth has died at the age of 71. Forsyth famously scored the winner for the Ibrox club in the 1973 Scottish Cup final as Rangers beat Celtic 3-2. (The Scotsman)

Boyle offered new deal

Jack Ross has revealed that Hibs have begun the process of offering winger Martin Boyle a new deal to keep him at Easter Road beyond next summer. (Evening News)

Ross puzzled by training decision

Hibs head coach Jack Ross believes it is “very difficult to join the dots" on the decision to suspend pre-season training for Hearts and other non-Scottish Premiership clubs as a result of actions by players from top-flight clubs. (The Scotsman)

Hearts offer Frear deal

Hearts have offered a short-term contract to former Motherwell winger Elliott Frear after he spent two weeks training at Riccarton. (Evening News)

Deans: Hearts fans would welcome England switch

Leslie Deans has suggested Hearts supporters would now welcome their side petitioning to join the English league after the latest perceived injustice to be visited on the Tynecastle club. (The Scotsman)

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