Celtic eye Man City ace, Rangers keen on Fox, 15 set to leave Hearts, Hibs linked with winger - Scottish Premiership Rumour Mill

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Claudio Bravo is reportedly on Celtic's radar as they explore goalkeeping options
Claudio Bravo is reportedly on Celtic's radar as they explore goalkeeping options

Bravo on Celtic wishlist

Manchester City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo is reportedly on Celtic’s radar as the Hoops look to strengthen their squad. The Chilean shot-stopper is out of contract with Pep Guardiola’s side on June 30 - although his contract could yet be extended with the Premier League yet to be finished – but reports in the player’s homeland are linking Neil Lennon’s side with a £1.2 million move. (The Times Chile)

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Hart and Foster also on radar

The same report claims Celtic are also keeping tabs on former England No.1 Joe Hart – formerly of Manchester City – and veteran gloveman Ben Foster. The Hoops have Scott Bain and Craig Gordon contracted to the club, although there have been rumours linking Gordon with a move away, while Neil Lennon is keen to bring Fraser Forster back to Parkhead next season. (The Times Chile)

Gers linked with Fox move

Rangers have been linked with a move for Sheffield Wednesday defender Morgan Fox. The Welsh left-back is understood to be a target for a hot of clubs including West Brom, Burnley, Norwich and Middlesbrough. He is out of contract this summer and although the Owls are keen to keep him, financial constraints may force them into letting him leave. Rangers are light on full-back options on the left side of defence with Jon Flanagan and Andy Halliday both departing last month, leaving Croatian international Borna Barisic as the club’s only senior left-back. (TEAMtalk)

MacPhee and Levein leave Hearts

Craig Levein and Austin MacPhee have officially left Hearts following the expiry of their contracts. Both men had agreements expiring yesterday, and have now parted company with the Edinburgh club. Levein was sacked as manager last October with Hearts bottom of the Premiership, leaving assistant coach MacPhee in temporary charge until Daniel Stendel’s appointment in December. (Evening News)

Ex-Gers winger in punch claim

Former Rangers winger Eros Grezda reportedly punched a rival player after a Croatian Cup semi-final, it has been reported. The Albanian winger returned to former club Osijek after a forgettable 18-month stint in Glasgow which ultimately ended in September 2019 after he was accused of spitting on an opponent during a Tunnock’s Caramel Wafer Challenge Cup tie. Now the 25-year-old faces action after police were informed of claims he punched Rijeka striker Antonio Colak in the aftermath of Osijek's cup exit on Sunday. (Sportske Novosti)

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Lazio join Hickey chase

Italian giant Lazio have reportedly joined the race for Hearts defender Aaron Hickey after watching him before the coronavirus pandemic seized the world. The teenager has already been linked with Celtic, Crystal Palace, Manchester City and Lazio’s Serie A rivals Milan and with Hearts seemingly not offering any new contracts, the highly-rated full-back could be on his way out of Tynecastle. (The Sun)

Hibs linked with Wright move

Hibs have been credited with an interest in St Johnstone winger Drey Wright after the wideman reportedly turned down a new deal at McDiarmid Park. The 25-year-old was keen to extend his stay in Perth but was asked to take a “brutal wage cut” and looks set to quit the club unless they can come up with an improved offer. However, the Easter Road side are keen on the former Colchester man, as are Bristol City. Hibs head coach Jack Ross has also run the rule over Accrington Stanley winger Jordan Clark. (Daily Record)

15 players set to exit Hearts

As many as 15 players could leave Hearts this summer with Australian midfielder Oliver Bozanic and veteran striker Steven MacLean among them. The players’ contracts have all expired and owner Ann Budge has admitted that the Tynecastle side are not in a position to offer any new deals amid the ongoing Covid-19 crisis. Defender Clevid Dikamona has also left while January signings Donis Avdijaj and Marcel Langer are also set to depart along with loanees Ryotaro Meshino, Joel Pereira and Toby Sibbick as well as five youngsters. (The Sun)

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