Celtic eye move for recently-capped international, former Rangers star reveals shock cancer diagnosis, ambitious Celtic plan to have fans back at Parkhead - Scottish Premiership Rumour Mill

Friday’s Scottish football news and gossip

USA defender Mark McKenzie. Picture: Getty
USA defender Mark McKenzie. Picture: Getty

Celtic eye McKenzie

Celtic are looking to sign US defender Mark McKenzie as they seek to upgrade their centre-back corps. The 21-year-old has enjoyed a rapid rise at Philadelphia Union over the past two years and earned an international cap for the United States five months ago. (Daily Record)

Celtic plan fan-attended friendly

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Celtic are hoping to play a friendly in front of fans later this month. The Hoops are looking to host a game on July 25th with 1,000 fans allowed inside the 60,000-seater stadium, but are still waiting on permission from the Scottish Government. (Scottish Sun)

Nisbet reveals cancer battle

Former Rangers star Scott Nisbet has revealed he’s battling cancer and will soon need a life-saving operation to remove one of his kidneys. (Scottish Sun)

McCrorie re-signs with Livi

Rangers goalkeeper Robby McCrorie has returned to Livingston on a one-year loan deal, the West Lothian club have confirmed. (The Scotsman)

Championship star to Hibs

Kevin Nisbet has arrived at East Mains to finalise his move to Hibs after the Easter Road side agreed a six-figure fee with Dunfermline Athletic for the striker. (The Scotsman)

Celtic stars ‘pushed to the edge’

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Ryan Christie says Celtic’s players have been pushed “right to the edge” in preparation for the new season. The champions arrived at Loughborough University on Monday and the squad have been put through their paces every day. (The Scotsman)

Belgian ruling

Hearts and Partick Thistle will have taken a keen interest in the decision by the Belgian Arbitration Court for Sport (BAS) to overturn the decision to relegate Waasland-Beveren. (The Scotsman)

Bassey message to fans

New Rangers signing Calvin Bassey has promised the Ibrox faithful a “quick and dynamic” left-back who also feels well capable of filling the void left at centre-back by Nikola Katic who faces months out with a serious knee injury. (The Scotsman)

Airdrie sign Robert’s son

Airdrieonians have signed the French midfielder Thomas Robert, son of former Newcastle United and France player Laurent Robert, on the same day as announcing they are mothballing their academy and reserve team. (The Scotsman)

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